Paulo Fonseca reveals Paratici pulled out of the deal

Former AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has revealed Tottenham Hotspur managing director Fabio Paratici pulled out of the deal to appoint him as Jose Mourinho’s successor in the summer. Having failed to reach an agreement with managers such as Antonio Conte, Mauricio Pochettino and Gennaro Gattuso, former Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo was appointed as Mourinho’s replacement.

With reports stating Fonseca had verbally agreed to a two year contract at Spurs, the move failed to materialise after Fabio Paratici joined the club. Speaking to Telegraph Sport Paratici said ” The agreement was done. We were planning the pre-season and Tottenham wanted an offensive coach. It wasn’t announced but we planned pre-season players.”

But things changed when the new managing director arrived and we didn’t agree with some ideas and he preferred another coach.”

I have some principles. I wanted to be coach of the great teams but I want the right project and a club where the people believe in my ideas, my way to play, and this didn’t happen with the managing director.”

It’s what the chairman (Daniel Levy) and the sporting director (Steve Hitchen) asked for: to build a team who can play attractive and offensive football and I was ready for that.”

I cannot be a different way. All my teams will have these intentions. Against the biggest teams, I’m not sending out my teams to defend near their own box.”

Having won the first three games in the league, Spurs were dealt with back to back defeats against Crystal Palace and Chelsea. Nuno’s side have scored just three goals in their five games, while Harry Kane is yet to find the back of the net.

Source: Sky Sports

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