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Spurs have agreed a deal in principle with Paulo Fonseca to become their new manager this summer, according to a report.

Tottenham have been without a manager since April when chairman Daniel Levy took the decision to sack Jose Mourinho.

Fonseca, who has also managed Shakhtar Donetsk, was sacked by Roma in May, with Mourinho announced as his successor on the same day.

Since then various names have been linked, including Scott Parker, Maurcio Pochettino, Erik ten Hag and Graham Potter, while talks to make Antonio Conte the new boss broke down earlier this month.

Fonseca is understood to be the first choice of incoming director of football Fabio Paratici and talks have been held.

Paratici’s arrival at Spurs is set to be announced in the coming days following his departure from Juventus after a hugely successful 11-year stint and he is already involved in his new club’s lengthy managerial search.

And now the Daily Telegraph claim that Fonseca has ‘agreed a two-year contract at Spurs with a one-year optional extension, with paperwork pending’.

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The Portuguese is ‘now in place to take the job pending agreement on the paperwork and the final agreement of chairman Daniel Levy, who has been in the Bahamas with principal shareholder Joe Lewis.’

‘Fonseca is expected to travel to London to finalise the deal over the weekend or early next week. He will not be working with the same team of assistants whom he has used for the key part of his coaching career.


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