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Reporter suggests Antonio Conte to Tottenham announcement is imminent
By Mark Brus -

Dan Kilpatrick of the London Evening Standard has tweeted an update on Antonio Conte as he seemingly closes in on the Tottenham manager’s job.

Nuno Espirito Santo was sacked by Spurs after the 3-0 defeat at home to Manchester United at the weekend, and it certainly looks the right call to now be turning to a far more proven head coach in the form of Conte.

As per Kilpatrick in the tweet below, it shouldn’t be too long now before we hear an official statement from the club on the appointment of the Italian tactician…

Conte enjoyed success in the Premier League earlier in his career as he won the title and the FA Cup in his two seasons in charge of Chelsea, and he has remained surprisingly out of work since winning the Serie A title with Inter Milan last season.

This should be an intriguing appointment for Spurs, who will now hope to move forward after a difficult spell ever since the departure of Mauricio Pochettino, with neither Nuno nor Jose Mourinho ever looking quite right for the job.

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Keith Browning
Keith Browning
2 months ago

Waiting for work permit – anyone here vote Leave..

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
2 months ago
Reply to  Keith Browning

Yes

eddie
eddie
2 months ago

It’s reported Conte will receive a 150M transfer budget.Even selling Kane in January I find this very hard to believe.Levy must have really bricked it after Saturday’s chants,or maybe Lewis actually got off his a*se on told him to “fix this”.

The thing is,knowing Conte’s extreme demands for perfection,how long will this arrangement last?If Conte walks for whatever reason I see nobody coming in afterwards.

Cabspur
Cabspur
2 months ago
Reply to  eddie

Can’t they just add the 150mil to the never ending debt?

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
2 months ago
Reply to  Cabspur

Yep

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
2 months ago
Reply to  Kosher Kid

As long as people keep buying Beavertown of course

eddie
eddie
2 months ago
Reply to  Cabspur

I made this suggestion yesterday after all it’s not Levy’s debt.It got scrubbed after waiting for approval.What’s going on?

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
2 months ago
Reply to  eddie

Baldy is worried about Newcastle inflating the transfer market. He’s buying now to sell later.

simon levy
simon levy
2 months ago

which ever way you look at it, Conte is an amazing coup for the club.
Interesting that Levy seems more brittle than we thought, as at the first howls of derison firmly focused on him on sat night he rips up his own rule book and must have given Conte everything he would have demanded.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
2 months ago
Reply to  simon levy

If only he’d done it in the summer and we could have saved that 70 day manager search fiasco, £14m and convinced Kane to stay and perform. I suppose better late than never but I hope Levy has learnt a life lesson here and for once will show some humility.

simon levy
simon levy
2 months ago

Does anyone know what the total amount of compensation Levy has paid out to managers he has sacked since he and Enic took control of the club.

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
2 months ago
Reply to  simon levy

Whatever it is that 20 year net spend, or lack of net spend, on established players, balances it up very nicely. Levy / ENIC have found it cheaper to compensate failing managers than show real ambition. That has been the business model.

Cabspur
Cabspur
2 months ago
Reply to  simon levy

Agree ,it’s not been fun for a long time at spurs but this must Improve us even if it’s just fitness and improved attitude.
He must have some dough to spend and hopefully some players he can charm in January.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
2 months ago
Reply to  Cabspur

It will be interesting to see how long Conte hangs around! It is entirely within the realms of possibility him having a barney with Levy and walking out after 28 days!

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
2 months ago

BREAKING NEWS. New Spurs manager confirmed – looks like a photo of Conte.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
2 months ago
Reply to  simon levy

Cynics like myself could point to the brevity of the contract and conclude it’s another bit of smoke and mirrors from our esteemed CEO.

Promises to be an entertaining watch with some fireworks thrown in by the Italian. Conte won’t want his proposed incoming transfers stalled while Danny boy f..ts around trying to sell his busted stock at ridiculously inflated prices.

In theory, there’s nothing wrong with trying to obtain players at lower than the original SP or in attempting to offload no longer wanted players at a better price, but Levy takes it to ridiculous extremes so that we usually miss out on our preferred transfer targets while at the same time retaining our dross thus impinging on our funds for buying in new players. Watch this space, as they say.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
2 months ago

I wonder how much control over matters Conte is actually going to get; a manager needs to have complete control over playing matters in my view with the CEO’s only input as to whether the funds are there to buy this or that player. When Jock Stein was at Dunfermline, Harry Swan, the Hibernian chairman asked Stein to take over at the Easter Road club (something he later did under a more congenial chairman, before going on to Celtic), I think Jock’s response was described by Bob Crampsey as “brutally jovial”: “Needing an office boy, then, Harry”

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
2 months ago

The late Bob Crampsey was rather an interesting figure. His father, I believe, had kept goal for Queens Park, while he himself, a writer on Scottish football, was previously a headmaster and a former winner of the BBC radio programme “Brain of Britain” and, subsequently, a semi- finalist, too, on “Mastermind.” Also, a cricket fan and keen follower of Somerset, he would journey south once a year to take in one of their games. A programme seller in Scotland that I deal with, Brian Johnson, who has a shop near the Hibs ground (he is a Hibs fan) also loves cricket and plays it! (a pretty grim business at times given Scotland’s bracing weather). He also follows Somerset.

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
2 months ago
Reply to  simon levy

Do we really believe that was the sequence of events? Isn’t it more likely that Baldy set this up after the NLD. Why has Conte been waiting for a job?

Sao Paulo Spurs
Sao Paulo Spurs
2 months ago

Amazing news. What is the different to Jose in the fact that this man demands the best? This man demands the best on the training ground not in front of the cameras. There will be a lot of unhappy players but with Conte around they won’t even be in the squad.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
2 months ago

Someone on here posted that some of the players would be running for cover if the Italian was appointed. We could say that it will be the fastest some of them have run in a long time! Promises to be an entertaining watch, Conte at Spurs.

dancingbarber
dancingbarber
2 months ago

Think the biggest effect Conte will have is not just in the dressing room, but massively in the boardroom. The board and Levy have decided to tag the tigers tail and either they keep hold of it and follow the tiger or get eaten.
As for the players they will start having to earn their salaries.

Keith Browning
Keith Browning
2 months ago

The ‘deadwood’ now face their greatest challenge. Can they see off four managers in 2 years and return to their life of leisure at the Spurs Gentlemans Club for cant be arsed football pros.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
2 months ago
Reply to  Keith Browning

Conte is bringing in his pruning shears!

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
2 months ago
Reply to  Keith Browning

I’ve already given your comment an upvote, apparently, Keith. Didn’t know I had! Pretty apt comment of yours; we’re the footballing equivalent of the Midlands soap opera “Crossroads” often described, in its day, as a retirement home for actors!

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
2 months ago

I can almost hear Alan Whicker (or, rather, Stanley Baxter doing his Whicker impersonation) intoning your words above “The deadwood now face their greatest challenge yet; can they see off four managers in 2 years and return to………..”

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
2 months ago

I’m having a good laugh at the thought, indeed, of Stanley Baxter doing an Alan Whicker take on the latest development (or turn?) at football’s home of comedy in N17.

Harry
Harry
2 months ago

So yet another era begins, wanted Nuno to succeed, alas he just seemed so out of his depth from day one.

It’s clear Nuno had lost the dressing room, since his dismissal not one player has posted on social media thanking him.

Even when Jose was sacked several players thanked him and wished him well on his future.

Will get behind Conte, think his energy will be a tonic, he will very soon sort out the dross and ship them out.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
2 months ago
Reply to  Harry

The problem is WILL LEVY SHIP THEM OUT?

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
2 months ago

Time to switch off now; I think I’ve said enough! See you soon. Keep it Tottenham!

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