Sky Sport Italia and Sportitalia claim Paulo Fonseca has agreed to become the new Tottenham Hotspur manager with a three-year contract.

It’s reported by Sportitalia that he had two in-person meetings with members of the Tottenham board.

The Portuguese tactician was out of work after his contract with Roma was allowed to expire.

He had also been one of the candidates mentioned for the Everton role after Carlo Ancelotti walked away for Real Madrid.

His previous clubs include FC Porto, Sporting Braga and Shakhtar Donetsk.

The 48-year-old held the Roma job from 2019-20, reaching the Europa League semi-final and finishing seventh in Serie A this season amid a huge list of injury problems.

Tottenham were looking to Italy for their new tactician, having dismissed Jose Mourinho, who funnily enough replaced Fonseca at Roma.

Antonio Conte was in negotiations, but could not agree terms.

Spurs are also set to appoint director of sport Fabio Paratici, who is a free agent after his contract with Juventus ran down.

Paratici was spotted in Milan today at the hotel he had used to hold transfer talks with Juve for 11 years.

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