Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is in talks to become the new Tottenham Hotspur manager.
His appointment would see him replace Nuno Espirito Santo, who was sacked on Monday morning (November 1), at the helm.
Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano reports that talks are in the final stages.
Antonio Conte Close to Becoming Tottenham Hotspur Boss
Appointment Was on the Cards in the Summer
It feels like yesterday that Antonio Conte rejected Tottenham’s advances to replace Jose Mourinho and become their new boss. A few months have passed and it seems Spurs may have seen sense to give him what he wants.
It is reported that Conte has always been Fabio Paratici’s number one choice to take over at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Spurs fell short of his appointment in the summer when failing to meet his demands and opting to look elsewhere.
Their managerial search ended up familiarising itself with that of a circus before they finally appointed former Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo – his spell at the club has been uninspiring.
Antonio Conte’s Credentials
Antonio Conte is without a doubt the best available manager in world football right now. His appointment would be a great start for Tottenham Hotspur to reach the heights they want – and need to.
He has become a bit of a success magnet, lifting four Serie A titles with Juventus and Inter Milan as a manager, the Premier League in his first season with Chelsea, before adding the FA Cup to his list of honours.
A great sign for Spurs fans is the nature of Antonio Conte. The Italian is a demanding manager. He will request everything he thinks he needs in order to win trophies – something he always tends to back up.
His Inter Milan exit proves that he will not stand for nonsense. After being told he would be required to sell a star player, following his league title win, he opted the leave the club.
Conte has a bad reputation for leaving clubs in a sorry state come the end of his reign, with his preference for more experienced players, but there’s no evidence of that at Inter Milan right now. They are third in Serie A having lost just the one game under Simone Inzaghi this season.
Spurs currently sit eight after ten games – winning five and losing five – a poor performance in a 3-0 loss to Manchester United on Saturday sealed Nuno Espirito Santo’s fate.
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