Report: Conte has growing doubts over Tottenham manager role
Antonio Conte has growing doubts about taking over as manager of Tottenham Hotspur.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the former Internazionale manager is leaning more towards rejecting the Lilywhites.
The growing doubts are over the ‘competitiveness’ of the current first-team squad for next season. Harry Kane has already declared his intention to leave north London this summer. meanwhile, Heung Min-Son is yet to sign a new contract.
Spurs finished a mammoth 24 points behind runaway champions Manchester City and failed to qualify for the Europa League.
Furthermore, the outfit also failed to win a trophy, the 13th consecutive season without a major honour.
As a result of their form, Jose Mourinho was sacked as head coach just days before the Carabao Cup final.
Gary Neville once described Conte as ‘balanced‘ in comparison to Jose Mourinho.
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Appointing Conte would’ve been a dream scenario for Tottenham after last season’s underperformance. The Italian is an astute coach and has brought success to each of his last three clubs.
His growing doubts is bad news for everyone associated with the club.
The Spurs squad is underwhelming and unlikely to be overhauled due to the current financial issues.
It will take a vast amount of money to create the sort of side Conte would deem sufficient to challenge for major trophies. And with Kane failing to commit his future to the club, it adds to the headache for the Italian.
In any case, Spurs should be targeting a long-term appointment as per Daniel Levy’s comments back in May.
The CEO claimed the outfit were targeting someone who played attacking football and can develop youth.
Helping youngsters come through the academy proves a long-term project. Each of Conte’s last two jobs at club-level has been two years long. The 51-year-old doesn’t match the description of the side making the rejection slightly more bearable.
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