Mills: 'Levy’s eyes will light up' at Fabrizio Romano's Fonseca-Tottenham reveal
Danny Mills has claimed Tottenham want Paulo Fonseca as their new manager because he likes to play a 3-4-2-1 formation.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England and Leeds United defender suggested Spurs have the players ready to fit into a back three system.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano told talkSPORT last week (June 10) Fonseca was in “advanced talks” with the ex-Roma boss.
He also claimed Fonseca likes to play a 3-4-2-1 system with fast attacking players behind a lone striker.
“That may well come into Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici’s decision making,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“They’ll think ‘What does the new manager actually want? If he wants to play that system then we’ve got the players and therefore we don’t have to go out and buy new players in that position.’
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“He’ll obviously want to strengthen but it won’t be wholesale changes. He’ll be making tweaks and that is encouraging for him and the Tottenham board.
“Whether it makes sense in practice, we have to wait and see.
“I’m sure all those types of things come into the mix. Are you going to change the whole philosophy? Are you going to ask people to do things they’re not actually that good at?
“It becomes a different conversation when you say ‘I like what you’ve got and I can work with this.’ Daniel Levy’s eyes light up when he hears that.”
Fonseca left Roma in May after almost two years in charge of the Italian outfit.
His most successful spell as a manager came in charge of Shakhtar Donetsk who he guided to three consecutive Ukrainian titles.