According to our information, former Roma coach Paulo Fonseca is in Lille to sign his contract. He will commit to two years and present on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Jocelyn Gurvinec’s successor announced following his departure two weeks ago, Paulo Fonseca will do well with LOSC. According to our information, the Portuguese coach is in Lille to sign his contract and will commit two years with the Mastiff. It will be served this Tuesday or Wednesday.
First French experience of Fonseca
As announced by RMC SportThe first contacts took place at the beginning of June between the northern club and the Portuguese coach. Thus, the 49-year-old will have his first experience in France, having already passed through several Portuguese clubs such as Porto, Paco de Ferreira and Sporting Braga. He also had his first European experience in Shakhtar Donetsk (2016-2019), before joining Roma for two seasons that did not end well.
before arriving at LOSC . seat Instead of Jocelyn Jorvinec, Paulo Fonseca was already targeted by two French teams, Monaco and Lyon. The Portuguese coach is also well appreciated in England, where he could have joined Tottenham and Newcastle in 2021. The fruit of good results but also a philosophy in the age of time.
“I love brave teams with the ball”
Fonseca sets himself his playing intentions, which are “to own the ball, take the initiative, and be an offensive team”. “I love teams that are brave with the ball,” he added in his interview with Athletic. “I understand the importance of transfers. I realize how important it is to get the ball back and attack quickly because all the teams here are well prepared to defend. Finding space here is difficult. If you don’t attack quickly, they organize themselves very quickly.” And you have no transmission.”
If he usually plays in 4-4-2 or 4-2-3-1 to rely on a double pivot, Fonseca has finished with three players in Rome, especially in responding to Serie A opponents, often at five to attack on a defensive line , and thus “suffering less”, as detailed in the presentation The coach’s voice. He continued, “Teams in Italy are pressing more, so we had to find more solutions to start building under high pressure.”