Paulo Fonseca is reportedly on the verge of taking over as Tottenham boss.
Fonseca was replaced at Roma by Jose Mourinho, who was sacked as Spurs manager two months ago.
Spurs have turned to him after other attempts to install a successor to Mourinho came to nothing.
Talks with Antonio Conte broke down, while hopes of a return for Mauricio Pochettino from Paris St-Germain were crushed.
According to reports in Italy, Fonseca is set to sign a three-year contract. He appears to have been chosen by incoming director of football Fabio Paratici.
Fonseca is not the man many Spurs fans will have been thinking of as the ideal new manager – and that has been reflected in a generally unhappy reaction on social media.
Paulo Fonseca…he’s not a big name…he seems exactly the yes man ENIC want…he will be happy to manage without funds…can’t see Kane being inspired to stay
— Tottenham Tweets (@TottenhamTweet1) June 9, 2021
Levy will get lynched if he hires Fonseca as Spurs manager.
— g7jhp (@g7jhp) June 9, 2021
— Ash Mahoney (@Amahoney_) June 9, 2021
— levys bald head. (@tonyelsden11) June 9, 2021
With the club needing to inspire us and the players, this is a very poor appointment (if it happens). Fonseca track record is mediocre at best, has the feeling he will struggle and the be sacked in short order and we will have wasted another season. #COYS
— Paul Lamoureaux (@PaulLamoureaux) June 9, 2021
What is the point.
Can fans leave Spurs in August too along with Harry?
— Peter (@Coviepete) June 9, 2021
— yiddology (@bigtime1882) June 9, 2021
— Ben Brown (@benassi81) June 9, 2021