Spurs 'urgently seeking clarification' from FIFA over Paratici ban

Spurs 'urgently seeking clarification' from FIFA over Paratici ban

Tottenham are urgently seeking clarification from FIFA over the decision to hand managing director of football Fabio Paratici a worldwide ban from football.

Paratici, who was initially handed a 30-month ban from Italian football in January relating to alleged financial mismanagement at Juventus, had that extended to worldwide activities by FIFA on Wednesday

Spurs have said they were given "no advance notice" from world football's governing body.

"We are urgently seeking further clarification from FIFA as to the details of the extension and its variance from the FIGC [the Italian FA] sanction," the club statement read.

"We should like to make clear that when Fabio conducted the interview on club channels yesterday neither he nor the club had any indication of this decision being made by FIFA, based on the fact the FIGC sanction was taken on 20 January 2023 and remains subject to an appeal on 19 April 2023."

Paratici has 10 days to appeal his worldwide ban to FIFA's appeals committee.