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Paratici resigns as Tottenham managing director after failed appeal against ban

Tottenham's managing director of football Fabio Paratici has resigned after his appeal against a two-and-a-half-year ban was rejected by Italy's highest sports court.

Paratici initially stepped back from his role at Spurs on March 31 following his ban made worldwide by FIFA

The Italian was handed a 30-month suspension from the game in January after his former club Juventus, where he worked for 11 years, were found guilty by an Italian court of false accounting.

A day after his appeal against the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) ruling was rejected, Tottenham confirmed his departure as the ban "prevents Fabio from fulfilling his duties".

Paratici is still awaiting the result of his appeal to FIFA against their extension of the ban worldwide. He denies any wrongdoing - as do the 11 other directors and Juventus as a club - over the financial mismanagement case.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said: "This has been a stressful time for Fabio and his family. We wanted to ensure that we allowed for due process to be followed. Fabio is a man who lives and breathes football - we wish him well.

"As outlined in our year end results, we started several months ago to restructure our football operations and last week announced the appointment of Scott Munn as Chief Football Officer to head up all the departments. We shall continue to strengthen our football functions over the coming months."

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