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Fabio Paratici - Managing Director, Football

I do wonder if that's all just folk law and hearsay, there is so little actual evidence to support that's how he does deals. But the narrative works well; many times you hear he's a 'tough negotiator but we hear/see little of what he's tough on.
The number of people who've complained about him is unreal. We see how often it takes him to get things done. It's insanely frustrating. The only time I've seen him do business really early was the modric deal.

I've got a feeling Paratici will be more efficient.
 
The number of people who've complained about him is unreal. We see how often it takes him to get things done. It's insanely frustrating. The only time I've seen him do business really early was the modric deal.

I've got a feeling Paratici will be more efficient.
N'dombele was another that he did in lightening speed...but getting deals done early when we hadn't secured sales has arguably been a necessity for much of his tenure given that the only money we've had is what the business has generated, not a few hundred million that could have been bunged in by Joe..
 
Yeah. Joe is such a great owner. 🙄
It's a struggle to find owners that have put so little of their own money in as operating capital, as opposed to capital they used to buy the shares in the first place.

Absolutely staggering how well (monetary wise) the business has done in terms of profitability and free cashflow given this lack of owner investment compared to so many other PL clubs.
 
It's a struggle to find owners that have put so little of their own money in as operating capital, as opposed to capital they used to buy the shares in the first place.

Absolutely staggering how well (monetary wise) the business has done in terms of profitability and free cashflow given this lack of owner investment compared to so many other PL clubs.
Oh absolutely. There are some things DL has done amazingly well in his tenure considering spurs have had little/no support from one of the richest men in the world.

I know it's so so soon into the appointment but on a ranking scale, his decision to bring Paratici in appears to be the second best decision he's made from a footballing/recruitment perspective.

Everything I read about the guy shows he's a workaholic and highly intelligent. Hopefully it'll become the best decision as he gets to shape the squad over the next few seasons.
 

freundorfoe

Vital 1st Team Regular
Until I see act


Didn't Fergie say dealing with Levy was more painful than his hip replacement?

Pretty sure the old Seville owner said something similar.

All you have to do is look at trends. When we don't have a DOF at the helm, we are terrible in the transfer market. Everything takes an age.
Aubameyang 7 years ago:
https://www.sportsmole.co.uk/footba...bameyang-i-would-never-join-spurs_113021.html

Thought I remembered him explicitly naming Levy but it's not in those quotes.

I think our strategy of tapping up players to try and get them to force a move with eyes only for us so we can get them at the best possible price is always going to leave more foes than friends among agents / players and clubs where the deal doesn't get done... but it now seems to be the norm for even the mega money clubs so perhaps Levy's tactics don't rankle as much as they used to among his peers.

Either way I'm very excited to see what Paratici can do though I'm mindful of the fact it's often after their gone that you realise the quality of a DoF's input.
 

freundorfoe

Vital 1st Team Regular
N'dombele was another that he did in lightening speed...
Didn't he come 2 windows after we first enquired and 6 weeks after window opened after being linked in press that whole time?

I know it's nowhere near as easy as people think to get deals over the line but definitely didn't feel like someone operating at lightning speed, maybe white lightning speed though.