Report: Spurs open talks with manager who will be out of work this summer

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According to a report by Il Messaggero (as relayed by Forza Roma), current Roma boss Paulo Fonseca has been contacted by Tottenham over the possibility of becoming the club’s next manager.

Roma have endured a difficult season with the club looking on course to finish in seventh place in Serie A.

The Italian club have confirmed that Fonseca will be departing after the club’s final match of the season, with former Spurs boss Jose Mourinho confirmed as the man to take over at the Stadio Olympico.

Despite being released of his duties by Roma, Fonseca has arguably done a decent job with the resources at his disposal, leading the club to a fifth-place finish last season and having won 53 of his 101 Roma games with a win rate of 52 per cent.

Duncan Castles claimed earlier this month on the Transfer Window Podcast that the 48-year-old had been offered to Spurs but admitted that he would be surprised if the North London club appointed him.

However, Il Messaggero appear to suggest that Fonseca has a chance of taking over at Tottenham, with the Lilywhites having sounded him out about the vacancy.

The Roma boss has also reportedly been contacted by Zenit Saint Petersburg and Benfica.

Spurs Web Opinion

There is no chance of Spurs appointing someone like Fonseca, who is yet to prove that he is ready for a big job and has no experience in the Premier League. If Levy is going to take a punt on a young manager with a lot to prove, the likes of Graham Potter would likely be a much more attractive choice.

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