By Danny Mills

13th Jun, 2021 | 9:15am

Mills: Tottenham have a 'problem' after Fonseca talks update

Danny Mills claims Tottenham can’t copy Everton and hire a top-level manager as they reportedly near the appointment of Paulo Fonseca.

The former Leeds defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed Spurs aren’t able to repeat what Everton did when they attracted Carlo Ancelotti.

As reported by The Telegraph on Friday (June 11th), Fonseca has agreed in principle a two-year deal to take charge of the Lilywhites.

Fonseca, 48, recently left Roma and was replaced by recently-fired Spurs boss Jose Mourinho.

The club has failed to attract several managers since Mourinho was sacked in April.

Everton stunned the Premier League when they appointed three-time Champions League winner Ancelotti in 2019.

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Mills insists Spurs can’t repeat this trick as there is too much uncertainly at the club.

“It’s one of those, who’s left now?” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

“I don’t think Tottenham are fishing in the biggest pond anymore. They are certainly not fishing in the superstar manager pond are they?

“That’s their problem. They aren’t going to spend that sort of money. Everton attracted Ancelotti. 

“Tottenham, for all their great players, are not going to be able to attract someone like that. 

“Any manager who goes in wants money, they want to know Harry Kane’s situation and the situation of the rest of the players. 

“It’s not an ideal situation for any manager to be going into, there’s a lot of uncertainly. 

“They are at the stage where a manager looks and thinks, it is a good project but it’s a long-term project. 

“We all know you don’t get very long as a manager these days.”

Ancelotti recently left Everton to return to Real Madrid.

He led the Toffees to a tenth-placed finish last season.

In other news, Kane may have forced Tottenham into “desperate” manager appointment.