Paulo Fonseca seems desperate to work in the Premier League.
First it was Tottenham, then it was Newcastle, now it could be Tottenham again.
The 48-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to England over the past six months, but remains out of work following his summer departure from Roma.
Fonseca very nearly joined Tottenham to replace Jose Mourinho, but that move collapsed.
Then he became the favourite for the Newcastle job following Steve Bruce’s exit. He reportedly impressed Amanda Staveley in his interview, and a long-term contract was allegedly being lined up.
But then talk went cold. The murmurs about Fonseca disappeared, and attention started to turn to other targets.
That was bad news for some fans, with a lot of supporters very keen to see the former Shakhtar boss at St James’ Park. His attacking football certainly made him an exciting option.
But while Newcastle are searching for a new manager, Tottenham could soon be joining them.
Despite battering us the other week, Spurs are really struggling under Nuno Espirito Santo. And Sunday brought rumours that the former Wolves manager could be sacked after just 10 Premier League games.
And according to the Mirror, Fonseca could be a contender for the Spurs job once again.
That’s caused some panic among Toon fans, who don’t want the club to miss out on who they think is the perfect choice of manager.
Personally, I’m less convinced. The Fonseca talk has almost been too loud. It feels more like agent chat. Was he ever the favourite for the Newcastle job? Maybe not. If he was, he’d probably be in charge now.
Is he in contention for Spurs? I doubt it.