In a stunning new twist, Tottenham Hotspur appear to be on the verge of ending their long managerial search…
According to reliable football.london journalist Alasdair Gold, former AS Roma boss Paulo Fonseca is incoming sporting director Fabio Paratici’s top target to fill the Spurs vacancy.
The 48-year-old departed the Serie A outfit at the end of the season and was soon replaced by Jose Mourinho, who was sacked by Daniel Levy back in mid-April.
Other outlets have since added further fuel to the fire, with the BBC claiming that the Portuguese coach was in talks with the North London outfit about becoming their next manager.
As Gold suggests in another tweet, this is a “big gamble” from Spurs and one that will undoubtedly cause more friction amongst the fanbase.
In recent months, several supporters have protested against both the chairman and club’s owners, the ENIC Group, after plans to create a European Super League were abandoned.
But truth be told, this was the mere culmination of many years of underachievement and a serious lack of ambition from the club’s hierarchy. After all, Spurs have not won a trophy since 2008 and it’s been downhill since they lost that Champions League final.
Things could soon go from bad to worse as leading talisman Harry Kane wants out and several of Tottenham’s top-flight rivals, namely both Manchester clubs and Chelsea, are now circling like vultures, as per Sky Sports.
It means Levy has to get this appointment absolutely spot on otherwise he’s under even more intense pressure from those that are effectively paying the bills in North London.
In response to Gold’s initial tweet, you can quickly see that there are plenty of Spurs fans completely against the move – a small sample size but a rather damning one.
“Team will be booed off first game …that’s a shocking appointment,” claimed one supporter, whilst another added: “Seriously is it possible to get a refund on my season ticket Alasdair? We’re being mugged off here.”
There was even popular music star BassHunter chiming in with his thoughts as he suggested that he would rather appoint Sean Dyche and that it was “embarrassing.”
This is just the start, so as Spurs seemingly close in on appointing the former Shakhtar Donetsk boss, anger from around the club will surely only mount up.
AND in other news, How Fabio Paratici can transform Spurs in one window…