As it was first reported by Sky in Italy, the Portuguese Paulo Fonseca, is expected to sign a three-year deal but nothing has been agreed yet between the two parties.

Tottenham hotspurs have turned to Fonseca after their plans to appoint Antonio Conte as Jose Mourinho’s replacement collapsed last week following a breakdown in negotiations with the Italian.

The club also tried to lure Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino back to north London a year and a half after his sacking, but were unsuccessful to bring the former coach back

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

Although Fonseca failed to lead Roma back into the Champions League during his two years in charge of the Serie A club, securing a fifth-placed finish in his first campaign followed by seventh place this season.

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He also brought Roma to the Europa League semi-finals this year after beating former sides Braga and Shakhtar Donetsk as well as Ajax but eventually lost out to Manchester United.

The Portuguese was criticized for his failure to achieve results in crunch Serie A games, as he managed only four wins in 24 outings against Italy’s top sides since his arrival in 2019.

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