It is all about being close friends: Paratici & Conte
Italian Sports Transfer specialist journalist Fabrizio Romano has said that appointing Fabio Paratici as Director of Football could prove essential to our chances of getting a deal for Antonio Conte.
According to news coming out of Italy, Paratici has already agreed, at least verbally, that he will join us. However, Fabrizio Romano has said on Chris Cowlin’s YouTube Channel that Paratici is yet to announce his decision but will do so within the next few days. Typical of news reports, all giving different stories.
At least reading through the press – it is well known that our man Levy has been after Paratici for a very long time and is now very confident that he will get his man.
The journalist explains that Conte and Paratici do not just have a good working relationship but are very close friends. What is good for our club is that they both have similar ideas about football and would love to work together again. The journalist Romano has also said that it is essential for Conte to work with someone he trusts, and he trusts Paratici.
The trouble is we have an obstacle between wanting a manager and getting his signature, and that is Levy. Levy is notoriously not easy to work with. At the end of the day, he alone wants ultimate control over every aspect of the club. That is probably why he has only won one trophy in 20 years and gone through dozens of managers.
Nevertheless, and to be fair to Levy, he has said that the club has lost track of what is important (I hope he means the team and not his pocket) and wants to be more focused now. And without mentioning his own name, I suppose he means by the club, himself. After all, the buck stops at his door.
Another failure for Levy (no trophies and failed managers going through his fingers, just like sand going through a sieve) could cause an uprising between the club and our loyal supporters. You can push fans so far before they start pushing back.
I would prefer Conte to Pochettino, as Conte has a track record where trophies are concerned, while Pochettino is still trying to earn his water wings. He left our club trophyless and a failure; even though some fickle supporters believe that Poch getting us to the European Champions League Final and domestic finals (without wining them) is a huge success. And, yes, in twenty years of winning only a minnow League Cup, it is success in Levy’s and some fans eyes. Still, in the eyes of the other big 5 clubs (who have actually won trophies), that would be a failure.
Since the war, this must be the worst period in our history. And yes, I know we were relegated in the 70s, but we quickly bounced back, thus only spending a season in the lower league. After that fateful year, we leapt back into action by sighing two great players (Ossie and Ricky), and as they say, the rest is history (and that part of our history had trophies).
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