Bad news continues for Son Heung-min’s team, Tottenham.
Tottenham said on its homepage on the 29th (local time), “The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has informed that it will extend the effect of the Italian Football Association (FIGC) punishment to general manager Fabio Paratici to the rest of the world beyond Italy.”
Paratici joined Tottenham in 2021.
On January 20, he was involved in the alleged ‘accounting fraud’ of Juventus, the prestigious Italian professional football Serie A, and was suspended from activity for 2 years and 6 months by FIGC.
During this period, all football-related activities are prohibited.
He saw that he was responsible for leading the club’s misconduct while working as the general manager of Juventus from 2018 to 2021.
Among the former and current Juventus leaders involved in this charge, Paratici’s disciplinary level is the highest.
Juventus are accused of deliberately overpricing player transfer fees to balance their accounts.
Former president Andrea Agnelli, who led the golden age of Juventus for 13 years, resigned in disgrace with the rest of the board of directors, including former vice president Pavel Nedned, in November of last year when the issue surfaced.
The FIGC also punished the club separately at the time, deducting Juventus 15 points.
Tottenham have a managerial job vacant following the recent departure of manager Antonio Conte.
Tottenham is operated by assistant coach Christian Stellini as acting manager in charge of the remainder of the season. The search for a new director is also underway.
In this situation, the hands and feet of the general manager, who is supposed to direct and lead all these things, are tied, and Tottenham is in an emergency.
I am worried about the team’s performance due to the cluttered atmosphere, but it seems to be an obstacle to the revival of Son Heung-min, the EPL top scorer last year.
Son Heung-min has been sluggish this season in the Premier League.
The Korean national team showed off their strength by scoring goals in the Colombia and Uruguay evaluation matches.
As such, he hopes to return to his team and continue the momentum.
However, as bad news continues for the team, there are concerns that Son Heung-min’s revival will be hindered.
Son Heung-min prepares for a match against Everton at 4 am on April 4th.
When returning to Korea to join the national team, Son Heung-min has to adapt to the changed team atmosphere as coach Antonio Conte, who was the head coach of his team, was sacked on the 27th.
Former manager Conte is the person who was Tottenham’s command tower even when Son Heung-min became the first Asian top scorer in the Premier League in the 2021-2022 season.
After the match against Uruguay on the 28th, Son Heung-min said, “He is a world-class master and had a happy journey with me, but the coach took responsibility in the end, so (I) feel responsible.”
Son Heung-min, who scored 99 Premier League goals, is the first Asian player to score 100 Premier League goals, leaving only one goal. 안전놀이터
Tottenham are 4th in the league with 49 points. They are 2 points behind 5th placed Newcastle United.
Up to 4th place can go to the UEFA Champions League next season.