Tottenham decides on Antonio Conte after Mauricio Pochettino's comeback plan gets derailed.
Tottenham Hotspur may be on the verge of signing a new head coach, according to reports in Italy that the club is in discussion with Antonio Conte, the former Chelsea manager.
According to rumours, Antonio Conte, the former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager, is in discussions to become Tottenham Hotspur's new head coach.
Spurs have been looking for a new manager since ousting Jose Mourinho in mid-April and have been unable to find a suitable candidate despite their best efforts.
Spurs have been in talks with Mauricio Pochettino about a stunning return to north London in recent days, but the likelihood of that occurring remains uncertain, despite Pochettino informing Paris Saint-Germain that he wants to quit the club and return to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
According to JoriPress, Pochettino told PSG's leadership of his wish to leave the club last week, but the situation remains unchanged, with Spurs facing a difficult task in luring him away.
Spurs have reportedly 'contacted' Conte about the possibility of returning to the Premier League and assuming the role left empty by Mourinho few weeks ago, according to several Italian publications.
Spurs are now in negotiations with Conte about the project, his contract, and remuneration, according to Italian sports journalist Fabrizio Romano.
Conte is now unemployed after leaving Inter Milan last week, but if Spurs can reach an agreement with the vivacious Italian, he could be back in charge in no time.
Conte acknowledged in November that he would love the challenge of managing in England again given the success he had during his two-year tenure as Chelsea manager from 2016 to 2018.
“I have this season and another year of my contract at Inter,” the former Inter manager remarked.
“I started a project here, and to be honest, I want to keep working on it and remain for a long time since we are laying the groundwork.”
But, without a doubt, I would like to return to England in the future to have another experience because I thoroughly loved my time there and the environment.
"For myself and my family, I'd like to return to England one day since we had such a great time there and we want to have another one there."
Given that Conte is now available, it would make sense for Spurs owner Daniel Levy to appoint the 51-year-old as Mourinho's replacement, as it would avoid having to pay compensation to another club, as would be the case if he pursued a return for Pochettino.