Spurs-linked coach suggests he's after a new challenge, he's won 3 league and cup doubles
Tottenham Hotspur have recently been linked with Paulo Fonseca, a manager whose current contract expires at the end of the season.
Speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast, Ian McGarry has claimed that the 48-year-old has been offered to both Spurs and Celtic.
Fonseca is currently at Roma, but on Tuesday, the Serie A club released a statement confirming that he’ll leave the club at the end of the 2020-21 campaign.
The Portuguese joined the Giallorossi in the summer of 2019, joining from Shakhtar Donetsk where he won the league and cup double in all three seasons with them.
He previously enjoyed spells at Sporting Braga, Pacos Ferreira and Porto.
Jose Mourinho, who was sacked by Tottenham in April, will take the Roma reins next season.
Fonseca spoke highly of the man set to take over him in the dugout next term, before suggesting he’s interested in a new challenge.
“For me, professionalism is a sacred value. I am as motivated here today as I was on my first day. I want to do my best for Roma until the final day,” Fonseca is quoted by The Independent as saying.
“Mourinho is a great coach, we all know that. I think he will do a great job. Speaking honestly, I thought it was time to follow a different path away from Roma.”
Fonseca is a high-calibre young manager with an impressive CV and as such he’s likely to be in demand over the summer.
Spurs are believed to be after a coach in the Mauricio Pochettino mould, and judging by what’s previously been written about Fonseca, he seems to fit the bill.
“Tactically, he favours a 4-2-3-1 system and wants his players to retain and utilise possession effectively,” wrote Football Whispers in 2018.
“Fonseca’s ideas are concise, aesthetically pleasing, and demonstrably efficient. And his ideas are backed up by an ability to develop individual players and maximise his resources.
“These aspects of his management have been especially important in trying circumstances.”
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