Journalist reveals just how long Spurs have been talking to Paulo Fonseca

Paulo Fonseca
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Journalist Gianluigi Longari has revealed that Tottenham have been in talks with Paulo Fonseca since the end of May, with the deal now almost done. 

Longari tweeted that discussions began on May 31, although it only emerged last night that the former Roma manager was Tottenham’s new top candidate for the job.

Spurs sacked Jose Mourinho back in late April and handed Ryan Mason an interim head coach role until the end of the season. However, the North London club have been without a permanent boss for over 50 days.

Sky Italia journalist, Angelo Mangiante, revealed last night that Fonseca was ‘very close’ to becoming the next Tottenham manager.

Fabrizio Romano then reported that Fonseca was open to the Spurs job and the two parties were discussing a three-year contract.

He later added that the two sides were ‘confident’ that a deal could be agreed although the deal was not yet signed to bring Fonseca aboard in North London.

If Longari is to be believed, it appears that Spurs have had their eye on Fonseca for almost two weeks but have kept it under wraps.

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