Report: Paulo Fonseca emerges as front-runner for job after Tottenham snub

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Paulo Fonseca
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Paulo Fonseca, who was tipped to be Tottenham Hotspur’s leading candidate to take over as the club’s new head coach is now being linked with a managerial vacancy in Italy.

Fonseca left AS Roma at the end of last season having taken the Giallorossi to the Europa League semi-final along with a seventh place finish in Serie A.

The former Portuguese international was said to have agreed to a two-year deal in North London and talks came to an end earlier today with Spurs deciding to focus on other targets (Sky Sports).

Gennaro Gattuso is now said to be the leading candidate to succeed Jose Mourinho after the former Italian midfielder parted company with Fiorentina just 23 days after taking over as manager (The Athletic).

The Gazzetta dello Sport are now reporting that Fonseca is now being lined up to succeed Gattuso at La Viola.

Fonseca was said to have been a contender for the job before they opted for Gattuso.

The Telegraph claimed that sources close to Fonseca have said he has been left ‘shocked’ by Tottenham’s decision to pull the plug.

SpursWeb Opinion

Gattuso is a huge gamble for Tottenham, given his track record in management.  He has already managed five Italian clubs, a stint in Greece and Switzerland and has been at no club for more than two years 

 

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