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Paulo Fonseca: Tottenham in advanced talks to appoint former Roma boss |  Football news

Tottenham are in advanced talks to appoint ex-Roma boss Paulo Fonseca as their new head coach.

As first reported by Sky in Italy, the Portuguese are expected to sign a three-year deal but nothing has yet been agreed between the two sides.

Former Juventus transfer chief Fabio Paratici, who is due to be announced as Spurs’ new sporting director this week, has been involved in the process.

Spurs have turned to Fonseca after their plans to appoint Antonio Conte to replace Jose Mourinho collapsed last week following a breakdown in negotiations with the Italian.

The club have also tried to lure Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino to north London a year and a half after his sacking, but to no avail.

The former head coach of Porto, Braga and Shakhtar Donetsk has been without a role since leaving Roma at the end of the season, with Mourinho being named his successor at Stadio Olimpico.

Fonseca failed to bring Roma back to the Champions League during their two years at the helm of the Serie A club, securing a fifth place in their debut campaign, followed by a seventh place this season.

He brought Roma to the Europa League semi-finals this year after beating former clubs Braga and Shakhtar Donetsk as well as Ajax, but ultimately lost to Manchester United.

The Portuguese has been criticized for his inability to deliver results in tough Serie A games as he has managed just four wins in 24 outings against top Italian teams since joining in 2019.

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