Report: Man who almost signed deal with Spurs could now move to MLS 

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Paulo Fonseca
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Paulo Fonseca, who was heavily linked with the vacant managerial seat at Tottenham earlier in the summer, is close to taking over at Major League Soccer side Atlanta United, according to Tuttomercatoweb.

Tottenham eventually announced Nuno Espirito Santo as Jose Mourinho’s successor at the start of last month but not before they held talks with a whole host of candidates regarding the vacancy.

Fonseca, who parted ways with Roma after a disappointing seventh place in the Serie A last season, was one of the candidates the North London club spoke with.

It was alleged that Spurs held advanced talks with the former Roma boss, with a deal even being verbally agreed on June 11 for the 48-year-old to sign a two-year contract with the option of a third.

However, it was explained that Tottenham decided to look elsewhere as Fabio Paratici had disagreements with Fonesca over transfer policies and found the Portuguese coach to have no clear plan regarding his backroom staff. 

TMW have now claimed that Fonseca could be about to start a new adventure in the United States.

The 48-year-old allegedly had an interview with Atalanta United, who are on the lookout for a new head coach after parting ways with Gabriel Heinze. 

The report states that Fonseca is tempted by the move and is close to finding an agreement with the MLS club.

Spurs Web Opinion 

Some Spurs fans were upset when it emerged in June that Tottenham had abandoned their pursuit of Fonseca. 

While the frustrations of fans were understandable given the manner Tottenham went about their managerial chase, in hindsight, the decision looks like the right one. 

One would think that a few European clubs would still have been willing to take a punt on Fonseca if they felt he had the potential to deliver. 

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