Paulo Fonseca is edging closer to becoming Tottenham’s new manager, according to reports.

The Portuguese coach is to be replaced at Roma by former Spurs boss Jose Mourinho this summer, meaning the countrymen will effectively be swapping jobs.

Both the Guardian and the London Evening Standard claim Fonseca will sign a two-year contract with Tottenham, with the option of a further year.

The Standard says positive talks were held over the weekend, while the Guardian says Fonseca’s arrival could be officially announced on Wednesday.

What’s more, the Standard’s report suggests Ledley King will stay on the first-team staff but Ryan Mason is likely to return to his academy coaching role.

It goes on to say that Fonseca’s long-term assistant, Nuno Campos, will not be joining Spurs, leaving an air of mystery around the assistant manager job.

The Guardian’s story clarifies that talks broke down between Tottenham and Antonio Conte because the club was unsure about the Italian’s credentials when it comes to developing youth.

And so it looks like Tottenham will officially have a new head coach later this week – stay tuned for further updates.



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