Paulo Fonseca

Paulo Fonseca: Former Roma and Shakhtar manager relives harrowing escape from war in Ukraine

The former Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has relived his harrowing experience of escaping the war in Ukraine with his family.Fonseca, who has also managed Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk and was linked to Tottenham in the summer, lives in Kyiv with his Ukrainian wife and children, and they were woken in the early hours when Russia’s bombing started.The Fonseca family immediately fled their apartment and tried to escape by car, but when they hit the main road west they were met by a wall of traffic. Instead they traveled east after a call from the sporting director of Shakhtar, Dario Srna,...
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From Paulo Fonseca to Graham Potter – who could replace Nuno as Tottenham boss?

Tottenham are looking for a new manager again after sacking Nuno Espirito SantoNuno was only hired in the summer after a drawn out managerial search saw the Premier League club fail to land a number of candidates.Here, we look at who club chairman Daniel Levy and managing director Fabio Paratici might target this time.Paulo FonsecaThe former Roma boss was heavily linked with Spurs in the summer and his wife suggested on Instagram that the family were ready to move to London. Despite that falling through, the north London club could go back for the Portuguese, who has also managed Shakhtar...

Newcastle open talks with Paulo Fonseca after new owners first made contact in the summer

Paulo Fonseca is one of the managers Newcastle United’s new owners have already held talks over as they seek a long-term successor to Steve Bruce. Telegraph Sport can reveal that Fonseca was first approached by representatives of the new Newcastle regime during the summer, when they were considering what they would do if they got control of the club, and discussions have now reopened.

Paulo Fonseca set for Newcastle head coach talks after new Saudi-led consortium sack Steve Bruce

Newcastle United's new owners are set for talks with Paulo Fonseca over their head coach role after sacking Steve Bruce on Wednesday. The 60-year-old was expected to be replaced by the new Saudi Arabian-backed consortium last week after they completed their £305m takeover, but he remained in charge for his 1000th game as manager - a 3-2 defeat to Tottenham.

What Newcastle United can expect from Paulo Fonseca

It's the announcement all Newcastle United supporters have been waiting for: Comunicado Oficial - Steve Bruce's shadow will no longer darken the St James' Park entrance. The extremely unpopular Magpies coach left the club by mutual consent on Wednesday morning to the surprise of absolutely no one. The ambitious new...

Paulo Fonseca interview: My Spurs move was torpedoed by a desire for defensive football

Paulo Fonseca has revealed he started pre-season plans at Tottenham before his move was torpedoed by managing director Fabio Paratici's demands for more defensive football. In a wide-ranging interview with Telegraph Sport, Fonseca outlined how close he was to joining Spurs, saying “the agreement was done”, but that the move collapsed due to Paratici wanting a less attack-minded coach.