Former Roma coach Paulo Fonseca has agreed personal terms with Tottenham.
The Telegraph says Spurs have since turned their attention to former Roma boss Fonseca, the number one candidate of new sporting director Fabio Paratici, who has held talks with the 48-year-old this week.
And Fonseca has agreed in principle to a two-year deal to take the Tottenham vacancy, with the option of an additional year.
Spurs will look to get the deal wrapped up before the formal presentation of Paratici in his new role as sporting director, having previously held a similar position at Juventus.
All that remains for the deal to be completed is an agreement on the paperwork and the final signing off from chairman Daniel Levy, who is understood to be in the Bahamas with main shareholder Joe Lewis.