Some Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to Twitter to share their reaction to reports this evening which claim that the club are in advanced talks with Paulo Fonseca to become the new head coach.
Fonseca is said to be the incoming sporting director Fabio Paratici’s first choice to take over in North London (The Athletic).
The pair are reported to have held talks in Italy this week ahead of Paratici flying to London where he will be formally announced in his new role, following his recent departure from Juventus.
Spurs have turned to the former Portuguese international after previously holding discussions with both Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte.
It is said that Spurs did make contact with Fonseca at the start of their managerial search, but he has since moved up the pecking order.
Here is how some of the North London faithful reacted to the prospect of Fonseca taking over at Tottenham:
How do you go from Pochettino, Mourinho managing us and being linked with Nagglesman, Flick and Conte to appointing the relatively unknown Fonseca?
I tell you how: he’s cheap to hire, fire and appease with the existing squad and a few cheap signings.
— LJohnson (@lazqetjohnson) June 9, 2021
“We need someone to lift the spirits, reinvigorate the fans and club, galvanise us all and set us back on a corrected course of optimism, joy and ambition”
— Ergo (@SniersMoregut) June 9, 2021
None of you know anything about him, please shut up
— Luka ⚜️ (@Lukathfc) June 9, 2021
So it's taken us 2 months to hire an unemployed manager that's never managed in the PL and just got 7th for Roma before being let go? There's no aspect of this that I can get behind, sorry. What a crushing disappointment.
— Stuart Peel (@JedLomax) June 9, 2021
I think people are overreacting.
Fonseca seems to have a clear philosophy which obviously didn't end up working out at Roma but with the right signings he might end up doing quite well with us. So for now I'll back the guy even though I'm a bit disappointed
— Anton🇩🇰 (@ThfcAnton) June 9, 2021
Kane’s got a difficult decision….stay at Spurs and be managed by a 2nd tier manager and do nothing or go and play for city be managed by Pep and probably win the lot 🤔
— YIDS (@Edwards_301182) June 9, 2021
Swap deal with Roma 🤣
— George (@georgeachillea) June 9, 2021
Conte and Poch were just season ticket ploys, Fonseca was the real target
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) June 9, 2021
I actually don’t think Fonseca will be *that* bad. But the optics are awful.
— Roberto Kusabbi (@RKTweets) June 9, 2021
Please don’t tell me my football club have sacked Jose and then hired the guy who was sacked that Jose replaced
— Billie (@Billie_T) June 9, 2021
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