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Tottenham Players "Unhappy" With Transfer Chiefs Fabio Paratici and Steve Hitchen

By Amreen
Tottenham players are said to be unhappy with Fabio Paratici and Steve Hitchen
Tottenham players are said to be unhappy with Fabio Paratici and Steve Hitchen / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images

Tottenham players are reportedly unhappy with Fabio Paratici and Steve Hitchen who are sat in the dugout throughout the home matches this season.

Paratici - who is the club's managing director of football - and Hitchen - who is the club's technical performance director - were on the bench during Tottenham's fixtures with Arsenal, Manchester City, and Watford, and will remain there until October due to Covid protocols.

According to reports, the Spurs players are unhappy at the pair's behaviour in the dugout. The Daily Mail, who quote the Sun, claim, Paratici and Hitchen were "rising to their feet to shout at match officials", and the players were frustrated as they feel they were unable to "speak free themselves".

A source close to the Tottenham team said: "It just doesn't sit right with the players. The substitutes on the bench don't feel they are able to speak freely among themselves with those guys sitting next to them. The players as a whole don't like it when the two of them are on their feet shouting at the match officials or the team."

However, the duo will remain there until at least October in accordance with the Premier League's pandemic protocols that state "all players and staff in the 'red zone' testing pool are required to be seated together in designated areas".