Tottenham reportedly close to signing a new manager

We’ve been here before, but reports from the Guardian suggest Tottenham are in advanced talks with Paulo Fonseca about taking the helm as the club’s new manager. 

The story is still developing but Fonseca, the former Roma manager, is keenly interested in joining Tottenham. Fonseca left Roma in May and is thought to be considering a three-year contract put forth by Tottenham’s top brass.

Fonseca is a name that has come out of nowhere, with no previous rumours of his candidacy. However, the prospective move, with Fabio Paratici purportedly pulling the strings behind the scenes, makes sense.

Prior to managing Roma, Fonseca was in charge of Ukraine side Shakhtar Donetsk, where he won three successive league and cup doubles. He is thought to be the type of experienced manager Daniel Levy wants to usher in a new era at Tottenham.

Fonseca didn’t have much success as Roma’s boss, leading the team to a fifth place finish in Serie A during his first year in charge. The season that just ended saw Roma qualify for the semifinal of the Europa League, where they were whitewashed 9-4 on aggregate by Manchester United.

Roma finished in seventh place in the league table, a rather middling placing for a side of Roma’s credence and history. Stay tuned as this story develops further. Suffice to say, this has come out of the blue, and I’m not convinced many Spurs supporters will be happy with the latest developments out of N17.