Manager with 53% win ratio stunned as Tottenham deal collapsed
Paulo Fonseca has spoken to The Telegraph regarding his collapsed summer move to Tottenham. The Italian was all set for the hot seat in North London but the deal fell through at the eleventh hour.
He has claimed that although the club’s sporting director Steve Hitchen was keen for Fonseca to deploy his attacking philosophy at the club, the view wasn’t shared by Fabio Paratici.
During a candid interview with the British media, the ex-Roma manager has claimed that his move to Tottenham was practically done.
The man with a win ratio of 53% during his time club career has spoken of his shock at the deal going south.
He told The Telegraph: “The agreement was done. We were planning the pre-season and Tottenham wanted an offensive coach. It wasn’t announced but we planned pre-season players.
“But things changed when the new managing director arrived and we didn’t agree with some ideas and he preferred another coach.
“I have some principles. I wanted to be the coach of the great teams but I want the right project and a club where the people believe in my ideas, my way to play and that didn’t happen with the Tottenham managing director.”
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Why any director would want a manager to play defence-minded football as a primary strategy is just bizarre. Football is all about entertainment and after Jose Mourinho’s tenure, boy do Spurs fans crave some excitement.
Choosing Nuno Espirito Santo was never an overly attractive looking appointment. He came from Wolves where although he had done okay, his football was pragmatic at best.
Fonseca loves his teams to have the ball. Defending is something that comes second to the boss and he could have had Tottenham playing wonderful football.
These comments will do little to help Paratici warm himself to the disgruntled Tottenham fan base.