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Tottenham Hotspur stars unhappy with Fabio Paratici's touchline behaviour

Max Cooper
Paratici's actions have left some Spurs players far from happy
Paratici's actions have left some Spurs players far from happy / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images
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Tottenham Hotspur players are unhappy with the manner in which Fabio Paratici has conducted himself at the club so far, due to his constant presence on the touchline and berating of officials during matches.

The managing director of football has impressed supporters with his handling of the transfer window this summer, as well as his hands-on approach to his new role at the club.

But Paratici's overbearing style of management has caused plenty of unrest in the dressing room, leaving plenty of Spurs stars unhappy with the current dynamics at the club, according to The Sun.

The players' main issue with Paratici is his presence on the touchline during matches, as well as his eccentric antics over the course of the 90 minutes.

The Italian and technical performance director Steve Hitchen have sat in the dugout for both home games this season, and they have put some stars' noses out of joint with their constant berating of officials or their barking of instructions to the players on the field.

The players on the bench also feel uncomfortable with the pair sat alongside them, as they believe they cannot speak freely between themselves during the games.

“It just doesn’t sit right with the players," a source explained.

“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.”

Unfortunately for the Spurs stars, they will have to put up with the duo sitting among them until at least October. The two staff members have been forced to join the team on the bench due to anti-COVID protocols, but these regulations may be changed next month.


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