Alasdair Gold of Football London has spoken about the recent drama regarding Fabio Paratici’s presence on the Tottenham bench at the start of this season.
Paratici joined Spurs as Managing Director of Football this summer, but it’s a bit unusual to see someone in that kind of role sitting alongside the manager and coaches on the side-lines during matches.
A recent report from the Sun suggested some Spurs players were unsettled by Paratici being involved in this way, though Gold has spoken on his podcast about the situation in an attempt to clear things up.
Gold insists, however, that this is mostly due to Covid-19 regulations, with Paratici not able to mix with the players and then go and mix with board members and other club figures in the stands.
Interestingly, however, Gold also hints that there may be something more to this, with Paratici another figure on the touch line to put pressure on the referee and also show a general togetherness in the squad.