Fabio Paratici's role and responsibilities at Tottenham

Tottenham are on the verge of announcing the arrival of former Juventus director of football Fabio Paratici, though the only slight issue is nobody actually knows what he's being brought in to do.

Harry Kane's ankle masseur? The club's new manager? Competition for Eric Dier at centre back?

With his appointment expected to be confirmed in the coming days, it would actually be nice to know what he'll be getting paid for and we've got the answers for you.

Despite having recently left his post as director of football with the Old Lady, The Athletic report that Paratici's role at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will be much bigger than that.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has run the club from top to bottom for the last 20 years - taking charge of everything including contract negotiations, transfer talks and managerial appointments to name just a few - though his methods have come under intense scrutiny in recent years.

Levy is understood to be aware of the need to delegate some of the jobs at the club and Paratici will be the man to shoulder the burden.

As such, the Italian is likely to be more of a general director at Spurs. The former Juve man will oversee all football matters at the club, with his first task being to appoint a new manager.

Tottenham's managerial vacancy has become something of a running joke in football of late, with Levy's announcement that he hoped to appoint a new boss before the end of the season looking more idiotic by the day.

A whole host of potential candidates have fallen by the wayside in recent weeks, including Leicester's Brendan Rodgers, Ajax's Erik ten Hag and more recently former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.

Paratici will be expected to hit the ground running once he's officially announced as a Spurs employee in the coming days - with an agreement already said to be in place - and the 48-year-old's first order of business will be to seal the arrival of a new manager as swiftly as possible.

Source : 90min