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Manager back in the frame for Spurs job despite previous bad blood with Paratici
By Mark Brus -

Paulo Fonseca could reportedly be in contention to become the Spurs manager again despite him previously suggesting that Fabio Paratici cost him the job in the first place.

It was a difficult summer for Tottenham as they took their time appointing a new manager to replace Jose Mourinho, with Nuno Espirito Santo eventually getting the gig.

It now looks like Nuno’s future is in serious doubt, as the Mirror join the list of sources stating that Spurs chiefs are set to hold talks over his future today.

Their report adds that Fonseca could be a contender to take over at the club again, having been targeted in the past.

It would be interesting to see this development at Tottenham, with Fonseca taking a bit of a dig at Paratici in an interview with the Telegraph last month, when he essentially said the former Juventus man wanted his own man to come in – someone with a more defensive brand of football.

“The agreement was done,” Fonseca said at the time. “We were planning the pre-season and Tottenham wanted an offensive coach. It wasn’t announced but we planned pre-season players.

“But things changed when the new managing director arrived and we didn’t agree with some ideas and he preferred another coach.

“I have some principles. I wanted to be coach of the great teams but I want the right project and a club where the people believe in my ideas, my way to play, and this didn’t happen with the managing director.

“It’s what the chairman and the sporting director (Steve Hitchen) asked for. To build a team who can play attractive and offensive football and I was ready for that. I cannot be a different way. All my teams will have these intentions. In Rome or Shakhtar in the Champions League against the biggest teams, I’m not sending out my teams to defend near their own box.”

In truth, this sounds a lot more like the man we want in charge of the team, though it’s a bit of an embarrassment that Paratici could now come crawling back to him after personally deciding against hiring him just a few months ago.

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East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago

If Fonseca comes in then Levy’s running of the club had reached comedic proportions…

Harry Hotspur
2 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Carry On Tottenham

Cali
Cali
2 months ago

The Baldy egomaniac is planning his next victim Mr Paratici by hiring Fonseca or a new manager cause when next manager fails he will put the blame on DoF Paratici for not recruiting good and have no good relationship with the manager. the Baldy planned to cover his failures next 2 seasons by appointing Nuno and Paratici so he can sack each season one of them, but I see that time is shortening now as Nuno can’t finish his season but the result will be the same only time difference Paratici is next by the end of the season mark my word.

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  Cali

Yep, it’s Levy pretending to do his ‘best’ for the club while hiring two more people to sack to cover his ar*e. It’s the fact that he believes that the fans are still sucked in by this juvenile charade that I find particularly unbelievable.

I genuinely feel that he regards the fans as little more than a thick and gullible customer base…

Harry
Harry
2 months ago

My club is a complete shambles!! Didn’t have to be mystic meg to see this coming.

Should have listened to Poch years ago when he said he should be addressed as a coach and not the manager.

Clearly players are being bought in for future profit and not for the team on the pitch. Clark is a classic example.

The 10 Million spend on him, should have gone on Dybala naming rights settlement, this is just one example of bad player recruitment from the board.

The atmosphere is the new shining stadium is toxic and will only get worse.

At some point the owners have to be held accountable and sell up. Any manager coming in with the shackles handed by the board will end up the same as Nuno

Last edited 2 months ago by Harry
Tangangry
Tangangry
2 months ago

The joke is that Levy banged on about hiring a manager to restore the “Spurs DNA” and then instantly crumbled when is new MD turns up and wants to build a defensive boring, dare I say “Italian” style outfit.

It’s not the results that are annoying me, won 5 lost 5, whatever, but for gods sake get out there, have a go, and make some correct decisions – the passing and movement on show is utterly shambolic at times. The tempo is poor, there is way too much p1ssing about with it at the half way line.

Yeah yeah, I know, Levy’s fault etc etc but this dollop is directly caused by poor coaching and if booting Nuno improves the watchability by 20% then I’ll take it.

This group of players aren’t league winners, but they’re no worse than the other mid table wannabes and they at least seem organised and capable of stringing a dozen passes together.

#NunoOut
#EnicOut (albeit a far more unlikely scenario)

Harry
Harry
2 months ago
Reply to  Tangangry

Haven’t had a shot on target for over 2 hours, our goal difference is only better than Newcastle and Norwich……and where are they in the league??

This is going to be a white knuckle season

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
2 months ago

Will Levy be able to fit that big slice of humble pie in his little cake hole?

Spurfect One
Spurfect One
2 months ago

What a sh*t show this club has been for years. But are we surprised? From the Santini appointment, to the awfully timing of the sacking of Jol, Nuno going after 10 games is predictable. ENIC OUT!

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
2 months ago
Reply to  Spurfect One

Don’t forget sacking Jose in the week of the cup final, only the shameless little bald c#nt could pull a stunt like that.

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
2 months ago

It was crass, classless and cheap. I’m so hardened to it now it’s kind of funny too. Levy really does not care any more does he?

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
2 months ago
Reply to  Kosher Kid

Only about himself and his salary it seems.
2 examples of how little he really cares; allowing Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings to go to Villa when we only had the one injury prone striker. He couldn’t give a fig about our success or improving the team, he’d rather just buy cheap junk, preferably on loan first.

Last edited 2 months ago by Glory Costs Too Much
Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
2 months ago

I just reckon THFC is a never ending version of the Japanese TV show Endurance ..with the winner being shown the door with a large bag of dosh.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
2 months ago

Fonseca likes offensive football, well that’s exactly what we’re playing at the moment.

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
2 months ago

Surely we won’t hire a man who has had a major disagreement with our Sporting Director ..just reads like another calamity in the making…

Eddie
Eddie
2 months ago
Reply to  Billy Tonsils

Yes,that part of this story doesn’t ring true.I don’t see how there could be any trust between the two of them,especially as it concerns the playing style and Fonseca has said he won’t compromise his beliefs.

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
2 months ago
Reply to  Eddie

I go from anger to apathy in equal measure ..bloody football..exercise bike and rum it is..

Cali
Cali
2 months ago
Reply to  Billy Tonsils

Don Levy will hire Fonseca to make Paratici his next victim I see Paratici to be sacked when Fonseca team becomes crap as Nuno or even worse.

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
2 months ago
Reply to  Cali

Carry on up the Tottenham…Levy doesn’t give a toss the stadium is merely a front for his aspirations of power and land procurement..
All the real effort has gone into that while the club bumbles along.
Which other owner would have the unexpected success with Poch and then refuse to invest.
A man whose real plans lay elsewhere.

São Paulo Spurs
São Paulo Spurs
2 months ago

The kind thing to do would be to sack Nuno.
Problem is, we will just get another mediocre manager. None of the top tier managers will take this lot on. I guess whoever it is, as longs as we have more shots on goal from now until May, some fans might be happier.

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
2 months ago

He wants to leave I tell you..Levy has his family..

Keith Browning
Keith Browning
2 months ago

Is someone being decisive…? I always thought that was the only reason senior management was paid the big bucks.

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