Paulo Fonseca will have a new coaching staff around him at Tottenham Hotspur, according to emerging claims…
In a recent Q&A with Spurs fans on football.london, the ever-reliable Alasdair Gold dropped a fresh update on the 48-year-old’s imminent arrival. He said that Spurs could announce the appointment of Fonseca in the very near future, via Zoom. He aldo claimed that the club were going over the ‘final details’, in which the make-up of his coaching staff would be decided.
“There’s some suggestion that it might be next week due to travel restrictions etc, but you’d hope Spurs might just announce it with an interview via Zoom as they did with [Fabio] Paratici.
“I understand, from within Fonseca’s camp, that he held further talks with Paratici in Milan yesterday as they go over the final details of his arrival, including that new-look coaching team.”
It was recently reported that some of Fonseca’s most trusted counterparts may not be coming to North London with him this summer in what could be perceived as a massive blow and Gold’s latest update seemingly confirms this.
It means the Portuguese coach will have to work with an entirely new set-up, one that wasn’t there for his successes in Ukraine and Portugal, nor at his latest job, AS Roma.
As revealed by Gold earlier in the week, football.london understands that the 48-year-old will not have his 15-year long assistant Nuno Campos or fitness coach Pedro Moreira, who has also worked with him for over a decade, with him at Spurs.
This is a group that saw Fonseca guide Shaktar Donetsk to three successive league and cup doubles, whilst more recently, they steered the Serie A giants into the Europa League semi-final.
It begs the question, can he do the same without them? And as such, is he still the right appointment for Spurs?
The Lilywhites are in dire need of a rebuild, which is in part why Fabio Paratici has been hired as their first director of football since 2015.
He’ll have to sort out their defensive problems, resolve Harry Kane’s questionable future and guide the club back into the top four. No easy task, especially when the fanbase has been against your arrival from day one.
Fonseca’s previous successes came with his trusted staff memebers by his side and we have very little evidence to suggest he can be successful without them, so this is definitely a bit of a gamble by Daniel Levy. Time will tell if it works out for the best but many supporters in North London should be rather worried that Fonseca’s right-hand men won’t be by his side as and when he takes over.
AND in other news, Spurs were dealt another gutting manager blow over pre-Fonseca target…