Former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca is closing in on a transfer to Tottenham Hotspur, with a three-year contract already agreed and official announcement deliberate.
Spurs are on the hunt for a substitute for Jose Mourinho, and after failing in talks for Italian Antonio Conte, they’ve turned their consideration to Fonseca – coincidentally the person changed by Mourinho at Roma this summer time.
Fonseca is extremely eager to make the transfer, and in keeping with Gianluca Di Marzio, he’s very near getting his want. A 3-year deal, which can truly be two years with an possibility for a 3rd, is already on the desk for the 48-year-old to signal with solely minor particulars left to hash out.
In truth, talks are so superior that Spurs have already organised an official announcement for Fonseca, who is predicted to be confirmed because the staff’s new supervisor subsequent week.
Fonseca was advisable to the membership by incoming director of soccer, former Juventus chief Fabio Paratici, and he has satisfied chairman Daniel Levy that Fonseca is the suitable man to get Spurs again on observe.
Levy desires a supervisor who can deliver attacking soccer again to Spurs, who defensive strategy underneath Mourinho grew outdated in a short time when it stopped yielding outcomes, and Fonseca has publicly claimed to be the suitable form of boss for the job.
“I do not like taking part in deep and ready for the counterattack,” he advised ESPN. “Typically it might probably occur in moments with my staff, however it isn’t my model of play.
Spurs have spent weeks pursuing varied completely different candidates and have been pissed off by every one. Julian Nagelsmann dedicated to Bayern Munich, Brendan Rodgers refused to go away Leicester, Erik ten Hag signed a brand new Ajax contract and Conte was not satisfied by the membership’s undertaking.
The Guardian did throw a small spanner within the works by suggesting the door to Ten Hag shouldn’t be but firmly closed, though there’s an acceptance that it is all methods go within the Fonseca pursuit.