Paulo Fonseca on the verge of being named Lille manager

Former AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca is set to be announced as the new Lille manager today, according to Saber Desfarges. The Portuguese is set to sign a two-year deal and replaces Jocelyn Gourvennec, who left the club last week. 

Fonseca is set to be officially announced as Gourvennec’s successor on Tuesday afternoon and he is already in Lille to finalise the deal. He is set to bring four members of staff with him. 

Gourvennec and Lille reached a mutual agreement for the termination of their partnership after a disappointing season in which they not only failed to defend their title but also missed out on all forms of European football for next season. 

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Fonseca has been without a club since leaving Roma in 2021. Before his time in the Italian capital, Fonseca enjoyed a highly successful spell at Shakhtar Donetsk, where he won three successive domestic titles in Ukraine. 

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