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Paulo Fonseca “in talks” with Tottenham Hotspur over vacant manager spot

Paulo Fonseca

Spurs move for new manager

According to generally reliable Italian reporter Gianluca Di Marzio, Tottenham Hotspur have opened talks with ex-Roma boss Paulo Fonseca regarding their vacant managerial position.

The North London outfit have been without a permanent manager since mid-April, when they parted ways with Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho just days before a Carabao Cup final meeting with Manchester City.

Ex-Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason had been in caretaker charge since, and guided Spurs to a UEFA Conference League place through a final day victory over Leicester.

Fonseca an odd second choice

Antonio Conte was undeniably Daniel Levy’s first-choice to be the new Tottenham manager.

Although they were apparently close to his signature, however, Spurs could not come to a complete agreement, meaning talks between the two parties failed.

And now it appears that the Lilywhites have switched their focus to Fonseca, if reports are to be believed. It seems like an odd move for Tottenham, following their previous season.

Mourinho, discarded by the club in April, was appointed Roma boss at the beginning of May.

In a cruel twist of fate, it was Fonseca who Mourinho replaced, having left the club just days earlier following a series of underwhelming results which saw Roma slip out of Serie A’s European football spots.

Ironically, Fonseca could now take Mourinho’s spot, with both managers hoping to fare better at their new clubs than they did at their previous ones.


Read more:

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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