Di Marzio identifies when Fonseca will be announced as Tottenham manager, and the length of his contract
Sky Italy’s Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Paulo Fonseca will be announced as the new Tottenham manager in the middle of next week. Reports emerged on Wednesday evening that Fonseca had emerged as the front runner for the Spurs job. It comes after talks for Antonio Conte broke down.
Fonseca, 48, was replaced by Jose Mourinho at Roma earlier this summer, after failing to better last season’s finish of fifth in Serie A. Like Spurs, Roma sit seventh but their failure was largely down to an incredible amount of injuries. He did guide Roma to the Europa League semi-finals.
Now, out of work and looking for a new job, Fonseca is on the verge of joining Spurs. He is on his way to London for talks. Incoming sporting director Fabio Paratici is a big fan and Fonseca will be announced in the middle of next week, on a three-year deal.
Should Tottenham fans be happy with Fonseca as manager?
Fonseca has had a tricky time at Roma. While he has won more than half of his games in charge – 53 of 102 – he fell below the level of expectation. But injuries and a revolving transfer door prevented him from doing that. At a slightly more consistent Spurs, he might have the opportunity to build a project.
His time at Shakhtar Donetsk should really encourage Spurs fans. 103 wins from 139 games, and three titles in three seasosn is impressive. While he might not be the name Spurs want, they should be excited at his arrival.