The incredible 60-day timeline of Tottenham’s doomed pursuit of a new manager

Tottenham have now been without a manager for 60 DAYS, and it doesn’t look as though they’re going to be appointing one anytime soon.

As reported by Fabrizio Romano via Twitter, Paulo Fonseca, formerly of AS Roma, who appeared to be on the verge of becoming the new Tottenham manager, will no longer be signing along the dotted line with the North London side.

Talks have seemingly broken down between Fonseca and Spurs, leaving Daniel Levy with egg on his face, again.

Levy made the decision to sack Jose Mourinho just a matter of days before the Carabao Cup final, appointing the inexperienced Ryan Mason as interim manager. Predictably, Spurs were beaten at Wembley.

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Mason steadied the ship and Spurs limped to the finish line, qualifying for the Europa Conference League by finishing seventh in the Premier League, one position above arch-rivals Arsenal.

Few could have predicted, though, that at this point, in mid-June, Tottenham would STILL be without a permanent manager, with plans for the summer transfer window and next season currently on pause.

We’ve had a look at where their hunt for a new manager has gone wrong – from start to finish.

19th April – Tottenham sack Jose Mourinho
20th April – Julian Nagelsmann is linked with the job (Daily Mail)
27th April – Julian Nagelsmann is appointed by Bayern Munich
28th April – Tottenham schedule Erik ten Hag meeting (Fabrizio Romano)
29th April – ten Hag signs new contract with Ajax
20th May – Tottenham target Brendan Rodgers (The Sun)
23rd May – Rodgers says he is 200% staying at Leicester (talkSPORT)
28th May – Levy ‘confident’ Mauricio Pochettino will return (The Sun)
28th May – PSG have no intention of letting Pochettino leave (BBC)
2nd June – Antonio Conte in talks with Tottenham (Telegraph)
4th June – Conte talks with Tottenham fall through (Guardian)
15th June – Paulo Fonseca close to talking Spurs job (BBC)
17th June –  Fonseca talks with Tottenham collapse (Fabrizio Romano)
17th June – Gennaro Gattuso close to Spurs (The Athletic)

We’re excited to see how they manage to mess this one up…

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