Desperate Tottenham ‘close to confirming Paulo Fonseca as their new manager’ after missing out on Julian Nagelsmann, Brendan Rodgers, Erik ten Hag, Antonio Conte and Mauricio Pochettino
- Tottenham have turned to Paulo Fonseca in their search for a new manager
- They are said to be close to confirming his as the new boss for next season
- Talks started last week but have been edging towards a successful conclusion
- Should they confirm Fonseca as their manager, he will succeed Jose Mourinho
Tottenham are close to confirming Paulo Fonseca as their new manager, according to reports.
However, Tottenham’s new managing director of football Fabio Paratici says Fonseca is on the verge of signing a two-year deal.
Tottenham are close to confirming Paulo Fonseca as their new manager, according to reports
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy sacked Jose Mourinho in April and has been searching since
According to BBC Sport, talks with the Portuguese manager started last week and have been ‘edging towards a successful conclusion’.
Finding a replacement for Mourinho has not been an easy feat for Tottenham – who finished the 2020-2021 season in seventh place.
Spurs have already failed to secure Julian Nagelsmann (left) and Brendan Rodgers (right)
Fonseca was named as a candidate for the Spurs job before Pochettino was appointed in 2014
Fonseca was named as a candidate for the Tottenham job before Pochettino was appointed in 2014 and has a similar managerial style to the Argentine boss.
Fonseca is regarded as a likeable, charismatic coach but failed to prove his worth during his two biggest jobs to date – at Porto and at Roma.
However, he did enjoy three trophy-laden seasons in Ukraine with Shakhtar Donetsk before joining Roma.
Additionally, Fonseca does have a decent record in Europe – leading Shakhtar to the Champions League last 16 and Roma to last season’s Champions League semi-finals.
Although, he will probably be best remembered in the Italian capital for accidentally bringing on too many substitutes in a Coppa Italia clash in January.
Roma went on to lose that game 4-2 to Spezia but would have been disqualified regardless of the result after bringing on six players – one more than the allotted five.