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Tottenham chief Fabio Paratici sees appeal against football ban thrown out 

Tottenham Hotspur sporting director Fabio Paratici has had an appeal against his 30-month ban from football thrown out, according to the Daily Mail.

Paratici must serve the ban he received for his part in financial irregularities during his time at Juventus.

He was forced to step back from his job with the London club after a ruling last month from FIFA changed his ban in Italy to a worldwide suspension.

Paratici, Andrea Agnelli and Federico Cherubini appealed against their bans to no avail.

However, bans on Pavel Nedved, Paolo Garimberti and Enrico Vellano have been lifted.

The news of the rejection brings further scrutiny on his future at the Premier League club.

Spurs cannot afford to wait for two seasons before they have their sporting director in place. They may consider dismissing him.

Tottenham’s performance director Gretar Steinsson and director of football administration and governance Rebecca Caplehorn have taken Paratici’s responsibilities for now.

It remains unclear what Tottenham will decide. They are in the market for a new manager, and sporting directors usually have a massive say in this process.

Tottenham also have transfer windows to plan. They must identify transfer targets, convince them and negotiate with clubs.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly leaning towards hiring a new sporting director. He is not keen on promoting someone from within.

Tottenham are considering a move for Sporting CP manager Ruben Amorim, although the club insist there is no first-choice target.

Arne Slot, Vincent Kompany and Luis Enrique remain on Spurs’ shortlist.

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