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Antonio Conte hints at the reason he didn’t join Tottenham
By Bruce Grove -

Antonio Conte has broken his silence after talks between him and Tottenham broke down.

The former Chelsea boss is one of the highest-rated managers in the world at the moment and he enhanced his reputation when he won Serie A with Inter Milan last season.

He left the Italian side days after their title triumph and has been available for a new club to appoint.

In their bid to end their long search for a new head coach, Spurs made contact with him, but the talks didn’t result in his appointment.

There are conflicting reports about why the talks broke down with some claiming it was over transfer budgets, while others say it was because of his wage demands.

Conte usually demands around £15m a year, according to Mail Sport, but in a recent interview, he made it clear that money isn’t always the motivating factor when he is considering an offer.

The Italian told Gazetta dello Sport: ‘Let me say that if my problem or my obsession were money, in the past I would have stayed where I was. I would have accepted compromises, and perhaps [accepted] renewals. But instead I look at the projects and I am willing to stay at home if they don’t convince me.’

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Paul
Paul
7 days ago

Translation, Conte, i will work for free but Levy was not will to match my budget expectations of having $40m and $50m players filling out the bench. The academy, how can I be playing youngster when back up striker at $35M needs minutes.
I know Levy screwed up royally lots of deals, but we are not that club like City and the other top 6 team who can sign the likes Ake for $40.0M and 2 bad games he get banished and they just go out and pluck another off the tree.

Cali
Cali
7 days ago
Reply to  Paul

Oh please stop the propaganda no excuse for Levy’s cheapness period.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
7 days ago

So our little project didn’t convince him!

OrganicPaper
OrganicPaper
7 days ago

“Project…. that implies some kind of structured plan to achieve a set goal. You’ll not find that in this boardroom, Mr Conte. Arrivederci!”

Dancing barber
Dancing barber
7 days ago

Job to difficult to do. Makes you realise what a great time we had under Poch.

East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago

Shock and horror, someone else unconvinced by Levy! 😂

StuSpur
StuSpur
7 days ago

So translation: Levy didn’t appear to give a monkeys about winning silverware so why would I bother

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
7 days ago
Reply to  StuSpur

Yes, our proposed plan to not bother about winning trophies until the 22nd century didn’t appeal to him. What a loser he must be!

Paul
Paul
7 days ago

He just walk out on a team he won the league with. Spurs of all the teams on the project cannot live up to Conte lofty open the vault attitude.