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Tottenham Hotspur Hold 'Advanced' Talks With Former Roma Boss Paulo Fonseca

Tottenham are now pursuing former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca as their new manager
Tottenham are now pursuing former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca as their new manager / Silvia Lore/Getty Images

Tottenham are reportedly eyeing former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca as they continue to look for a replacement for Jose Mourinho.

Spurs let go of Mourinho in April, and have been on the lookout for a new face to take charge of the club. Former boss Mauricio Pochettino, who is currently at Paris Saint-Germain, and former Inter boss, Antonio Conte, were linked to the hot seat at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but moves failed to materialize for either of them.

And now, according to the Daily Mail, Tottenham have begun talks with Fonseca, who is open to a move to the Premier League this summer. However, the report adds that the club are proceeding with caution, especially after the deal with Conte collapsed despite having reached advanced talks with the Italian.

Sky in Italy report the Portuguese is expected to sign a three-year deal with Spurs, but nothing has been agreed yet between the two parties. Former Juventus transfer chief Fabio Paratici, who is due to be announced as the club's new sporting director, has been involved in the process.

Fonseca was in charge of Roma for two seasons, leading the club to the fifth spot on the Serie A table during the 2019-20 campaign. The 48-year-old also led 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.