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Daniel Levy sent warning over Paulo Fonseca as Jose Mourinho’s successor at Tottenham

Daniel Levy sent warning over Paulo Fonseca as Jose Mourinho's successor at Tottenham

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Michael Brown believes it will not “look good” for Tottenham to appoint Paulo Fonseca as their new manager.

The Italian head coach has been out of a job since leaving AS Roma at the end of the 2020/21 season – with Jose Mourinho taking over his role at the Stadio Olimpico.

Reports claim that after failed Antonio Conte negotiations, Daniel levy has now opened talks with Fonseca.

And Brown, who had a two-year spell at White Hart Lane from 2004 until 2006, thinks any deal to appoint Fonseca does not bode well for his old club.

“First of all, I’m very shocked as it’s Jose Mourinho’s predecessor at Roma of all people that Daniel Levy is targeting,” he said on Sky Sports.

“Is he [Fonseca] the right selection for a Spurs team that is in transition? It’s a difficult situation for whoever goes into the football club given the change that needs to take place.

“He took them to the semi-finals of the Europa League, but it has come as a bit of a shock. Last week, the reports were that Antonio Conte was the target so you wonder now if Levy has just run out of options.

“The talking point will be that [Paulo] Fonseca was the man replaced by Jose [Mourinho] at Roma and the supporters will react to it. But Levy and his team have to be respected and will be vetting every candidate. You have to give him a chance.

“He’s earned his try in the Premier League but it doesn’t look good when Mourinho has gone the other way.”

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