Former AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca is in line to take over at Tottenham as the club have turned their focus towards former Roma boss.
Paulo Fonseca is now in pole position to be named the club’s new manager,
Fabio Paratici, who is set to become Tottenham’s sporting director, has already held talks with Fonseca this week.
The Portuguese manager may now sign three-year contract with Spurs.
The club had previously been linked with Antonio Conte, only for those talks to fall apart last week.
What you need to know about Paulo Fonseca
Fonseca originally rose through management in Portuguese football, having spent the entirety of his playing career in his home country.
After managing the likes of Aves and Pacos Ferreira, he took charge of Porto from 2013-14.
But he lasted just 37 games as rivals Benfica seized control of the league.
After a return to Pacos Ferreira and a stint with Braga, he took charge at Ukranian powerhouses Shakhtar.
He won the league three times with the club.
In 2019, he earned a step up to Roma, who hired him in June of that year.
He earned a fifth-place finish and spot in the Europa League semi-finals in his first season.
But he left the club last month after two seasons in charge.
Coincidentally, he was replaced by Jose Mourinho shortly after.
Fonseca is now the favourite to replace the Special One as manager of his compatriot’s former club Spurs.
Both Spurs and Roma are set to play in the Conference League next season.