Paulo Fonseca would bring good attacking football to Tottenham and a system of play that would benefit a number of their players.
However, Spurs fans have been warned that the Portuguese lacks composure when the pressure is really on.
Spurs’ search for a new manager appears to be coming to an end with several reports suggesting that Fonseca will succeed Jose Mourinho.
It is understood that he is highly regarded by new sporting director Fabio Paratici and is in talks to sign a three-year contract with the north London club.
Fonseca has not been unemployed for a long time, having only left Rome last month and despite being only 45 years old, he has a big CV.
He led Porto, Braga and Shakhtar Donetsk. The Ukrainian club is where they have had their biggest success in guiding them to the league and cup doubles three years in a row.
Roma made a good start to the 2020/21 season but missed out on the Champions League and Europa League following poor form.
And European football expert Andy Brassell thinks it could be a problem as he has told Spurs fans what to expect from Fonseca if he is hired.
“He’s a very good coach, there’s no doubt about it. He has a strong philosophy and enjoys playing attacking football, ”Brassell told talkSPORT.
“The kind of background he comes from, I think a lot of Premier League players will be able to connect well and I think the fact that he normally opts for three at the back means that could benefit to some of the players that Spurs have.
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“He did a really good job at Shakhtar, keeping in mind that they weren’t champions, that they were homeless and still are, but he led them to three consecutive doubles, which is a pretty amazing achievement, especially with the budget cut.
“The problem with Roma last season was that it got worse as time went by. It was a pretty promising start… they really should have made the Champions League.
“I think there is a problem with him. He has good ideas, he has a strong personality, but I have the impression that when he is under pressure, he is not really composed. It is a huge problem.