Paul Stewart believes that the Tottenham faithful would have been angry about the appointment of Italian manager Paulo Fonseca, with the club now turning to Gennaro Gattuso instead in what is a huge twist.
It’s exactly two months to the day since Jose Mourinho was sacked ahead of the Carabao Cup final, with Spurs’ search for a replacement proving an extremely difficult process.
Daniel Levy has missed out on all his top targets, including Mauricio Pochettino, and failed to convince former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte to join the club earlier this month.
Following the breakdown of talks with Conte, Levy turned his attention to Fonseca, who was replaced by Mourinho after leaving Roma at the end of last season.
Fonseca enjoyed success in Portugal and won three consecutive doubles with Shakhtar, but struggled during his two seasons in the Italian capital and failed to get Roma into the Champions League on either occasion.
With such exciting names previously linked to the role, Fonseca would have been an extremely underwhelming appointment, as Stewart exclusively told Football FanCast:
“Spurs ended up targeting a manager that got sacked for Jose, and it looked like he would be first-team coach. The fans are disillusioned after seeing the club go for a manager that got sacked from a Serie A.”