The Sun have revealed that Paulo Fonseca, who reportedly came close to being appointed as Tottenham’s head coach in 2021, is now keen on taking over at West Ham United.
Fonseca was one of the candidates the North London club allegedly spoke with before they appointed Nuno Espirito Santo in the summer of 2021 (Evening Standard).
The Athletic reported at the time that Spurs had even struck an agreement with the Portuguese coach on a two-year contract with the option of a third.
The publication explained that the move eventually collapsed since Fabio Paratici had disagreements with Fonseca over transfer policies and found the 50-year-old to have no clear plan regarding his backroom staff.
Fonseca took over as Lille’s head coach last summer and has done an admirable job at Stade Pierre Mauroy, with the club currently sitting in fifth place in Ligue 1.
Recently, But! Football Club reported that Spurs are looking at another potential move for Fonseca.
The Sun claim that the former Tottenham managerial target is now on West Ham’s radar as the club explores the market for a replacement for David Moyes at the end of the season.
It is asserted that Fonseca would leave Lille this summer if he is not given certain transfer assurances and is now keeping an eye on the situation at the London Stadium.
Spurs Web Opinion
Fonseca has done a decent job since taking over at Lille but not a good enough job to suggest that Tottenham missed a trick by passing up on him.
It would be interesting to see how he does in the Premier League if the likes of West Ham or Leeds take a punt on him.
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