Fonseca took charge of Portugal’s FC Porto in June. He led modest Paços Ferreira to a third-place finish in the Primeira Liga (Portuguese first division) and the semifinals of the Taça de Portugal (Portuguese Cup) in 2012-13.
Fonseca’s new challenge is daunting, as Porto is the three-time defending league champion and a mainstay in the knockout rounds of the Champions League. If the 40-year-old preserves or improves Porto’s status, it won’t belong before he is dubbed the “new [Jose] Mourinho.”
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