Fonseca is whipping boy for Tottenham

Fonseca is whipping boy for Tottenham

Portuguese specialist Paulo Fonseca may become London Tottenham’s new head coach.

During his career, Paulo Fonseca was at Porto, Pacos de Ferreira and Braga, after which he went to Shakhtar Donetsk and led Roman Roma until this summer. During his short coaching career, he won the Portuguese Cup and the Super Cup, became the champion of Ukraine three times and the winner of the national cup. Also won the Super Cup once.

The most famous insider of the transfer world Fabrizio Romano has already talked about a three-year contract for the Portuguese at Tottenham. So far, the parties have not agreed on the terms, although initially it was said about a salary of four million euros per season. However, there are more pitfalls for the Spurs in this arrival than it initially seems.

Calling Fonseca a systemic coach who is able to build a team is impossible. If at Shakhtar he somehow took part in transfers, interacted with the management and even led the team to the semifinals of the Europa League, then at Roma he was not given freedom. They won't give it at Tottenham either. Fonseca is used to playing counter-attacking football, catching the opponent on speed and using all the free zones. His 4-3-3 formation bore fruit in Ukraine, but failed in Italy.

Tottenham are not going to invest in transfers, and Fonseca is the coach who will not demand this from the management. Daniel Levy needs such a manager, because he can easily blame Fonseca for the failure of the team. But if we look at the castling of the coaches of Roma and Tottenham, we will see that the Romans got the media and experienced Mourinho, whose time has already passed, but there is hope that everything will work out for him.

Spurs, on the other hand, sign a young, inexperienced and spineless coach. The Portuguese is perfect for Levy, but not for a team that will roll back even further from the progress Tottenham brought Mauricio Pochettino to. Only the Argentine realized that he needed serious strengthening to fight in the championship and the Champions League, but the feedback from the leadership left and leaves much to be desired.