Tottenham is in advanced talks to appoint Paulo Fonseca as head coach after negotiations with Antonio Conte collapsed. Sky in Italy reported that the Portuguese (Paulo Fonseca) is expected to sign a three-year deal but nothing has been agreed yet between the two parties. Former Juventus transfer chief Fabio Paratici, who is due to be announced as Spurs’ new sporting director in the next week, has been involved in the process.
Spurs have looked back on Fonseca after their plans to appoint Antonio Conte as Jose Mourinho’s replacement collapsed last week due to breakdown in negotiations with the Italian. The Tottenham club also tried to look for the Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino to come back to north London a year and a half after his sacking, but they failed to do that.
Fonseca had won three successive doubles in charge of Shakhtar Donetsk between 2016 and 2019 as well as the Portuguese Cup with Braga in 2016 and a Portuguese Super Cup with Porto in 2013. Mourinho and Fonseca could go together next year and compete for the inaugural Conference League Trophy after Roma and Spurs get qualified for UEFA’s new club competition by finishing seventh in their respective leagues.