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Spurs in talks to hire Paulo Fonseca as new manager
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Spurs in talks to hire Paulo Fonseca as new manager

Reports in England suggest that Tottenham Hotspur have opened talks with former AS Roma coach Paulo Fonseca for him to be their next manager. The 48-year-old Portuguese manager would take over the role on a full-time basis after his compatriot Jose Mourinho was sacked in April. It must also be noted that Mourinho has also replaced Fonseca at Roma. Ryan Mason was the caretaker manager at Spurs after Mourinho's departure as they finished 7th on the log in the 2020/21 season. It was a disappointing end to the season as was more was expected from them. Meanwhile, the club have appointed a new Sporting Director in Fabio Paratici who left Juventus after 11 years. This is a big one for Spurs although Daniel Levy's efforts to replace Jose Mourinho since his departure have not been success...
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Paulo Fonseca will leave Roma at the end of the season

It has been announced that AS Roma will part ways with coach Paulo Fonseca at the end of the season. It's turned out that he's not the one that will return them to the glory days. All the traditional big clubs in Italy are in search of that elite manager who'll restore the glory days and so far only Inter Milan appear to have gotten their man in the person of Antonio Conte who has now steered them to title success in Serie A for the 2020/21 season. However, this has not been the case with Roma who have struggled this season and look set to miss out on the UEFA Champions League next season. They were focused on the Europa League as triumph would provide them with a path to Europe's elite club competition. However, with the 6:2 trouncing handed to them by Manchester United at Old Tr...
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Roma ready to give everything in bid to sign Smalling

Serie A outfit will try their best to sign Chris Smalling from Manchester United this summer based on reports in Italy. The England defender has returned to Old Trafford after the end of his loan spell in Serie A. Smalling made 37 appearances for Roma in all competitions last season and they were interested in making the deal permanent. However, they failed to reach an agreement with Man United's representatives. Meanwhile, there have been rumors of interest in the 30-year-old from Premier League clubs like Fulham, Everton, Newcastle United and West Ham. Regardless, Il Tempo (via Sport Witness) have claimed that Roma are ready to resurrect their interest and are willing to throw in everything to capture the defender on a permanent deal. Roma boss Paulo Fonseca is eager to bring...
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Roma willing to pay £15m to make Mkhitaryan deal permanent

A report by the Mirror suggests that AS Roma are prepared to pay £15m for a permanent deal for Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan at the end of the season. The attacker has enjoyed a decent season with the Serie A club and Roma boss Paulo Fonseca wants him to remain at the club after the loan spell. Arsenal are only willing to sell the 31-year-old for a fee of £22m but will have to lower their fee if they're to have Roma take him off their books. Therefore, Mikel Arteta may have to make do with Roma's offer in a bid to raise funds for an overhaul of the Arenal squad next summer. READ: The best FIFA 20 career mode players and wonderkids Mkhitaryan joined Arsenal in January 2018 in a swap deal that saw Alexis Sanchez move in the opposite direction to Manchester United. However, b...
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AS Roma eye permanent deal for Mkhitaryan in the summer

AS Roma boss Paulo Fonseca has revealed that he would be interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan on a permanent basis. It can be recalled that the Armenian joined the Serie A outfit on loan from Arsenal last summer in search of regular first-team action. He fell down the pecking order at the Emirates under Unai Emery and had to join Roma in a loan deal worth £2.75million. The deal didn't include an obligation to buy but the Serie A side are hoping to seal a permanent deal for Mkhitaryan in the summer. In a chat with Sky Sports, Fonseca revealed: “Mkhi during this season got some injuries but he is returning now and he is proving his quality” READ: Jorginho – We must be composed against Bayern Munich “He is a player with great decisions on the pitch and I wou...
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Roma appoint Paulo Fonseca as new coach

Serie A outfit AS Roma have appointed Paulo Fonseca has as new coach after spending three productive years with Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk. The Portuguese manager put pen to paper on a two-year deal which includes an option for a third. READ: AC Milan try to steal Barella from Inter Milan at the final stages It's obvious that there will be many new faces in dugouts for the majority of the Serie A's big boys next season. Inter Milan already have Antonio Conte at the helm, AC Milan have Marco Giampaolo on the sidelines to replace Gattuso barring the termination of his contract with Sampdoria, while Juventus are reportedly close to appointing Maurizio Sarri as the new boss.