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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy of Tottenham (Photo by Jon Bromley/ MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy of Tottenham (Photo by Jon Bromley/ MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy of Tottenham (Photo by Jon Bromley/ MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Fabio Paratici has been appointed as Tottenham new football director, with a new manager expected to follow in the coming days.

Paratici was initially expected to come to Spurs to work alongside his former colleague Antonio Conte, but talks with the decorated manager broke down as the two parties could not agree on the terms of employment.

Yet former Juventus Sporting Director Paratici has still been appointed, with Spurs confirming the news on Saturday afternoon.

"The Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Fabio Paratici as Managing Director, Football, with effect from 1 July 2021," read a club statement.

"Fabio will be responsible for managing and developing the Club’s sporting operations at the Club, facilities and footballing infrastructure."

The move is viewed as evidence that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is stepping back from his hands on roll with the senior team, as he offered up these comments following Paratici's appointment.

"I've known Fabio for a number of years and he brings with him a wealth of experience in scouting, youth and football operations," he said.

"He has an outstanding track record in assembling competitive squads. As we all know, Juventus have been a highly successful club and he has been a major part of that. He will be a great addition to the management structure.

"I am delighted that he will be heading up the football side of the Club as we look ahead to next season."

Former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca is in talks with Spurs over taking over as manager, with Paratici's arrival suggesting change is in the air at the north London club.

"I am thrilled by this fantastic opportunity and I thank the Club and the Chairman for the trust in me," said Paratici.

"Tottenham is one of the top clubs in the UK and in Europe with an ambitious long-term plan. I will dedicate all myself to this new venture and look forward to working with the management team to write a new and hopefully successful chapter in the Club history.”

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