Antonio Conte ’emerges as a candidate for the Tottenham vacancy’ following his departure from Inter Milan
Antonio Conte ’emerging as a Tottenham candidate for the vacancy’ after leaving Inter Milan just days after the lifting of the Serie A title … with the former Chelsea boss’ keen to return this summer to England’.
- Tottenham is on the hunt for a new manager after Jose Mourinho’s resignation
- Antonio Conte is now available after sensationally leaving his post at Inter Milan
- Former boss Mauricio Pochettino has also been polled for the vacancy
- Conte won the Premier League with Chelsea in 2017 and the FA Cup a year later
Tottenham Hotspur has been put on the red and is considering a move for Antonio Conte after sensationally leaving Inter Milan, according to reports.
Conte left his position as Inter boss on Wednesday just weeks after conceiving their first Serie A title win in 11 years – frustrated with the club’s lack of funding on his way to the summer transfer window.
And according to the TelegraphConte has now emerged as a candidate for the position at Tottenham, who is still looking for a new permanent manager following the resignation of Jose Mourinho last month.
Tottenham is considering a move for Antonio Conte (left) after leaving Inter Milan
Conte won the Premier League with Chelsea in 2017 and the FA Cup a season later
The report also claims that Conte is excited about the idea of returning to England, having led Tottenham’s bitter London rival Chelsea between 2016 and 2018.
During his time at Stamford Bridge, the fiery Italian captured the Premier League crown in his first season in charge, before ending his tenure with FA Cup glory.
Former boss Mauricio Pochettino is believed to have been plotted on a spectacular return to North London, but this remains a long shot at the moment.
Additionally, the report claims that a potential move for Conte could also see outgoing Juventus director Fabio Paratici come in – with the pair working together in Turin.
Daniel Levy is looking for a new manager after the firing of Jose Mourinho last month
Paratici will leave Juventus at the end of June and it is clear that he wants to work with Conte again.
But with Steve Hitchen in his position as chief scout at Spurs, it remains to be seen whether Paratici would move to the club – especially given Hitchen’s job is to find a replacement for Mourinho.
However, Tottenham’s hopes of bringing Conte in may have been stranded following the news of Zinedine Zidane’s resignation from Real Madrid.
Reports from Spain have linked Conte – who has never done it before in the country – with the Madrid job, as well as Pochettino.
Tottenham is also interested in a sensational return from former manager Mauricio Pochettino
Conte enjoyed two excellent seasons with Inter, culminating in the club winning the Scudetto this campaign, ending Juventus’ nine-year dominance of Italian football.
He reportedly hoped to spend a lot of money this summer to make sure the club would keep a grip on the title, but Inter is feeling the fallout from the Covid pandemic and is forced to cash in on some players to take the losses compensate.
Inter must reduce their wage budget by 20 percent, said Gazzetta dello Sport, with the club having to sell a large number of players – worth around £ 86.5 million – to keep it afloat, something that infuriated Conte after meeting owner Steven Zhang.