Tottenham have contacted Antonio Conte to take over as new manager next season, according to Corriere dello Sport via Semper Inter.
What’s the latest news on the search for Tottenham managers?
The search for Spurs for their next manager remains a hot topic, and some intriguing developments have been reported recently.
It has been claimed that the north London club approached Atalanta’s Gian Piero Gasperini, who led his side to the Champions League quarter-finals last year. Fulham’s Scott Parker is also in the mix, with Daniel Levy believed to be a big fan of the 40-year-old.
Now Conte has become a candidate and Tottenham have already contacted him to gauge his interest in the job.
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What is Antonio Conte’s win rate at Inter?
Conte is approaching a century of play in charge of Inter, and it has been a largely successful period for the club. In his first season at the helm, Inter de Conte lost just one point from champions Juventus in the title race.
However, they’ve gone even further this year, closing the championship with four games to go. The Nerazzurri have lost just two league games all season.
In his 98 Inter appearances, Conte led the team to 61 wins, and they have only been defeated 14 times in all competitions.
Could Conte be tempted to leave Inter this summer?
For now, it seems likely he will stay in Milan.
However, things can change quickly in football. Last summer, Conte was set to leave Inter after losing the Europa League final to Sevilla, which confirmed another trophy-less season for the club. However, he agreed to stay another year at the end.
After leading Inter to their first title in 11 years, Conte is expected to stay at the club, but he has not confirmed it.
As quoted by beIN Sports, he recently said: “Let’s take advantage of this moment, there will be time to talk together, with the president [Steven Zhang] and the directors, to choose the best path for Inter. “
It appears to have left the door ajar for Spurs to make their move.
Is Conte the ideal replacement for Mourinho?
He has already cleaned up Mourinho’s mess.
In 2016, Conte was appointed Chelsea manager a few months after the Portuguese coach left the camp in tatters. After their title victory in 2014/15, the Blues collapsed under Mourinho, sacked in December 2015. Chelsea would end the campaign in 10th place.
Conte arrived and made an instant impact, leading the team to their fifth Premier League title in their debut season.
This time around, Mourinho did not leave Spurs in a bad position, with the team still on track to secure a place in Europe for next year. This suggests that there is still a lot of work with Conte.
He can appreciate the challenge of pulling Spurs out of their current slump, getting back into the top four and beyond, surpassing Mourinho once again and proving he is one of the best managers of his generation.
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