Paulo Fonseca made some “strange decisions” during his time as AS Roma boss, says Forza Italian Football editor-in-chief Conor Clancy.
Fonseca is in line to become Tottenham’s next manager following the collapse in talks with Antonio Conte, with BBC Sport reporting that the two parties are currently holding discussions.
The 48-year-old is a free agent after leaving Roma at the conclusion of the 2020/21 season and has since been replaced by Jose Mourinho, the man he could now succeed at Spurs.
Fonseca guided the Giallorossi to seventh in Serie A, securing a place in the Europa Conference League, but not without making some strange decisions along the way, according to Clancy.
“He got a lot out of players, but he did make some strange decisions like playing Bryan Cristante, who’s like an attacking midfielder, at centre-back in a back three,” the Forza Italian Football editor-in-chief said. “It was a bit bizarre and people poke fun at him for that.”
It will be interesting to see if he does anything as crazy as that at Tottenham. Whatever the case, Spurs fans will surely just be happy to have a new manager.
The club sacked Mourinho back in April and since then, it feels like there has been a lot of sagas involving the likes of Brendan Rodgers, Erik ten Hag and Conte.