Former Juventus Sporting Director Under World Suspension for Role at Tottenham – French News Source Reports

Fabio Paratici, sporting director of the English club had received a 30-month suspension in Italy. This has been extended globally.

The suspension of Tottenham sporting director Fabio Paratici, sanctioned in Italy for his role in the scandal of overvalued transfers from Juventus Turin, was extended on Wednesday at world level, announced Fifa.

In January 2023, the “Old ladywas condemned on appeal by the Italian sports courts, which accused the club of having recorded in its accounts artificially inflated capital gains during the transfer of players. Paratici, former leader of Juve had received a 30-month suspension, valid only in Italy.

Fifa confirms that, following a request from the Italian federation (FIGC), the chairman of the Fifa Disciplinary Committee has decided to extend the sanctions imposed by the FIGC on certain leaders at world level“Said the international federation in a press release. Passed by Juventus between 2010 and June 2021, the former midfielder who became a leader, now 50 years old, then joined the Spurs. Like Juventus, Mr. Paratici has appealed his conviction.

On Tuesday, Tottenham published a lengthy interview with their sporting director in which Paratici discussed the ousting of coach Antonio Conte, saying it was “the right decision for everyone“. Spurs have confirmed they have sought clarification from FIFA, but hope Paratici’s suspension will not come into effect until his appeal is heard. “We urgently seek clarification from FIFA on the details of the extension and the difference with the FIGC sanction.“said the London club in its press release.

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The Turin club was accused of having notably overvalued the selling prices of certain players, mainly in the context of cross-selling with other clubs, to record artificially inflated capital gains in its accounts. Juve is also the subject of a judicial investigation into possible accounting fraud to artificially limit its losses in its balance sheets presented to investors, between 2018 and 2021.

This inflated transfer scandal initially concerned several Italian clubs, all acquitted in the spring of 2022. The Federation Court of Appeal had however accepted the request of the federal prosecutor to reopen the file, only for the Turin club.

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