Report claims Fonseca stance on Tottenham future of player Guardiola claimed ‘has everything’
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Paulo Fonseca is willing to be the next the Tottenham Hotspur manager even if Harry Kane leaves in the summer transfer window.
Fonseca is desperate to secure an immediate return to management after Roma chose against presenting him with a new contract. Jose Mourinho, his replacement at the Stadio Olimpico, also had those desires.
Fonseca has not sought any assurances from Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy to accept the head coach position, either. Instead, he is open to the idea of moving to England even without a multi-million-pound spending spree.
And Fonseca would even accept the Tottenham job if Kane eventually leaves in the summer transfer window. Manchester United, Man City and Chelsea all want the England captain after he told Spurs of his desires to leave, per Sky Sports.
Talks for Tottenham to appoint Antonio Conte as Mourinho’s successor had collapsed due to the Italian’s demands, per The Sun. The former Inter Milan boss told Levy he wanted a £15million-a-year contract plus more than £100m for transfers.
Fonseca has since been in talks with Spurs over their vacant position and is one step away from accepting the job. Discussions accelerated earlier in the week, with the 48-year-old really tempted by the idea of managing in the Premier League.
TBR’s view: Is Fonseca too desperate to join Tottenham?
Fonseca was clearly not Levy’s first-choice candidate to replace Mourinho at Tottenham. But the Portuguese has stormed into the lead after discussions with Conte collapsed over his demands. Demands that Fonseca will not chase to land the job.
That could be a worry for Spurs. Fonseca seems too desperate to get back into management that he is not prepared to be a forceful presence. Instead, he seems happy to accept whatever Levy has to offer and to roll with the punches thereafter.
But is that what Tottenham need? Coming off a seventh-placed Premier League finish and a disastrous European campaign, with your star player wanting out, surely Levy had to chase a candidate who will be more than a yes-man.
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