Tottenham are set to confirm Paulo Fonseca as new manager.
The club have been looking for a manager since Jose Mourinho’s sacking in April, but talks with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte collapsed in early June.
Former Roma boss Fonseca has been identified as a candidate by new Spurs football general manager Fabio Paratici.
Talks started last week and BBC Sport understands they are getting closer to a happy conclusion – which would end a tumultuous time for Tottenham.
Besides the departure of Mourinho, who has since taken over in Rome, the club have had to deal with uncertainty around England captain Harry Kane, who believes he has an agreement with President Daniel Levy to be allowed to leave the club this summer.
This added to the fallout from Tottenham’s involvement in the doomed European Super League proposals, for which Levy has apologized.
Finding a replacement for Mourinho turned out to be more difficult than expected.
Ajax’s Erik ten Hag and Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers pledged their futures at their clubs, while hopes of bringing back former manager Mauricio Pochettino came to an end when Paris St-Germain refused to discuss the Argentine’s departure .
Then it emerged that former Inter Milan and Chelsea boss Conte was set to join, but talks ended when differences emerged in how he and Tottenham saw the future. short term.