Former Roma coach Paulo Fonseca has turned down the contract offer from MLS club Atlanta United, according to reports in Portugal.
The tactician had been in several days of advanced negotiations and was offered a three-and-a-half-season contract.
However, Maisfutebol and Record in Portugal claim that Fonseca ultimately opted against the move, as the 48-year-old believes he can still make an impact at a club in Europe.
Atlanta United are looking for another new coach after a very brief spell with Gabriel Heinze, who clashed repeatedly with players over his training techniques.
It’s another close call for Fonseca since he was let go by Roma, as he had also been in talks with Tottenham Hotspur before the job went to Nuno Espirito Santo.
He reached the Europa League semi-final with Roma last season, but a seventh-placed finish in Serie A prompted the club to bring in Jose Mourinho instead.
Fonseca’s previous clubs include FC Porto, Pacos Ferreira, Sporting Braga and Shakhtar Donetsk.
— maisfutebol (@maisfutebol) August 2, 2021