Tottenham Hotspur are edging closer to appoint Paulo Fonseca as their new manager after sacking Jose Mourinho in April. The swap in managerial positions will see Fonseca, the former AS Roma manager move to Tottenham, while Mourinho takes over the reigns at Roma.
Having missed out on other targets such as Brendan Rodgers and Ajax’s Erik ten Hag, Spurs were determined to bring Mauricio Pochettino back to North London. However, Paris Saint-Germain were not interested in letting their manager leave, and so Spurs reached out to former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte.
Despite productive discussions between Conte and the Tottenham hierarchy, the move fell through after the Italian’s demands for transfers were not approved by club chairman Daniel Levy. However, Spurs were able to bring in Fabio Paratici as their new managing director, who identified Paulo Fonseca as a potential candidate for the vacant manager post.
Spurs have had to endure a significant amount of uncertainty around the club’s direction, Harry Kane’s future, and the revolting backlash of fans due to their involvement in European Super League.
Having finished outside the top four, there is high possibility of their captain leaving the club in search of silverware. Although the club chairman insists Kane will not leave, it would be an important summer for Spurs to bring in new players to get back into Champions League.