Report shares when Paulo Fonseca will travel to London to finalise Spurs deal
Spurs are now on the verge of appointing Paulo Fonseca, according to The Telegraph.
The Portuguese has reportedly agreed in principle a contract until 2023 with the option of a one-year extension.
Tottenham are looking to conclude the deal ahead of Fabio Paratici’s formal presentation, added the outlet.
The former Juventus director apparently led the Tottenham managerial search over the past few days.
Fonseca is now reportedly in place to take the job, pending agreement on the paperwork and the final agreement of Daniel Levy.
The Telegraph adds that Fonseca is expected to travel to London to finalise the deal over the weekend or early next week.
Fonseca’s managerial career
Fonseca boasts plenty of managerial experience with the likes of Roma, Shakhtar Donetsk and Porto.
He joined the Giallorossi in the summer of 2019 following a superb stint in Ukraine.
He won the Ukrainian league and cup double in all three seasons with Shakhtar, plus a Ukrainian Super Cup.
Fonseca previously enjoyed spells at Sporting Braga, Pacos Ferreira and Porto.
He has nine trophies to his name – seven with Shakhtar, a Portuguese Cup with Braga, and a Portuguese Super Cup with Porto.
Premier League dream
Back in October 2017, when Fonseca’s Shakhtar were shining in the Champions League, the manager – then linked with Everton – gave an interview to The Telegraph.
“All coaches want to go to England and I am one,” said Fonseca.
“I have this dream and I believe this can happen. I believe a lot this can happen. If it’s soon or not, I have this dream.
“I have a big, big passion about the game and the atmosphere in England is amazing. I hope one day to live it. It’s the biggest league in the world.
“For any coach, to work in England can be amazing. You have the best coaches and the best players.”
Spurs look set to get their man at last – TBR View
After nearly two months without a permanent manager, Spurs finally look set to get their man.
Fonseca certainly ticks a lot of boxes for Tottenham.
He’s got experience at the highest level, a CV with plenty of silverware, and sets his teams out to be attacking.
With Fonseca all-but set for Spurs and Paratici also seemingly joining, the future looks bright again at N17.
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