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Alan Brazil has questioned on talkSPORT on Thursday ‘how does that work’ in Tottenham seemingly looking to appoint Paulo Fonseca as their next manager.

The 48-year-old was sacked by Roma at the end of the season and replaced by the man Tottenham got rid of in April – Jose Mourinho.

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But it seems as though, Daniel Levy might just go from one Portuguese to another, as they close in on bringing Fonseca to North London, as reported by Sky Italia.

Ex-Manchester United man and TalkSport host, Brazil, was baffled by the rumour and claimed that Mourinho will ‘finish higher’ with Roma than the seventh-place position Fonseca managed in 2020/21.

Added with that, ex-Republic of Ireland striker, Tony Cascarino, spoke about the ‘mess’ Spurs are currently in amidst this talk.

“How does that work?” questioned Brazil. “Fonseca finishes seventh (with Roma) then Tottenham get rid of Jose and he (Fonseca) goes into Tottenham.

“I bet, whatever you like, Jose finishes higher than seventh next year with Roma.”

Cascarino added: “Roma would like to be thinking that (Mourinho can get higher than seventh). It’s difficult to assess where Italian football is. I have seen a bit of it. Juventus struggled in quite a few games this year. Champions League and in Serie A. It’s a weird one and a big challenge for Jose.

“It feels, from the outside, the club (Spurs) is in a mess. Building that new stadium, with huge debts. Why did they do it? They didn’t know the pandemic was going to come.”

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Daniel Levy is an already unpopular figure with the Tottenham supporters and his reputation might just take a few more hits with this potential appointment.

Sacking Mourinho wasn’t probably a decision Spurs fans were against, it was just the illogical timing of it all and how it just didn’t work out.

Then it’s the fact that it’s 53 days since Mourinho has been sacked, yet so many names have been touted for the job, including Antonio Conte, yet they may end up with a coach who struggled in Serie A this season compared to the man who actually won it.

Not forgetting all of that European Super League drama, with just resulted in those sitting in the boardroom losing all, if any, trust they had from their supporters.

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