Report claims Paulo Fonseca would have been millions out of pocket if he joined Spurs

Paulo Fonseca
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Former Tottenham Hotspur candidate Paulo Fonseca would have had to have paid out €3 million (£2.5 million) if he is to take up a job outside of Italy before the end of July, according to ESPN.

The report claims that Fonseca would have been liable to pay millions due to Italy’s tax laws which provide large tax breaks for elite sportsmen.

Fonseca has since been linked with the vacant managerial position at Fiorentina which makes sense for the Portuguese as he would not have to repay the tax compared to if he had made the switch to North London.

The Fiorentina position became available yesterday after Gennaro Gattuso left the Serie A club and was later heavily linked with becoming Tottenham’s new head coach to succeed Jose Mourinho.

The backlash from supporters of the Premier League club saw Tottenham withdraw their interest in the former Italian midfielder following his alleged previous comments about same-sex marriage and the role of women in football.

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The new Premier League season is less than two months away from kicking off and it has been 60 days since Spurs had a head coach in place, it is hardly surprising why some players are rumoured to be happy to leave this summer.

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