Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is “dreaming” of joining Paris Saint-Germain this summer, according to a shock report in France.
The Italian only joined Spurs at the start of November, replacing Nuno Espirito Santo after just 17 games. But the 52-year-old did not sign a long-term deal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Instead he penned a deal until the summer of 2023.
And according to Le Parisien, he believes he can wriggle out of the remaining 12 months of his deal this summer.
The French outlet report that Conte fancies managing the Ligue 1 giants. In fact Conte is “dreaming” of joining PSG ahead of next season and is confident of succeeding Mauricio Pochettino.
Conte has reportedly told PSG staff that he is hoping to take the reins of the French giants.
The former Chelsea boss has informed the club’s Qatari owners that he is interested in the job.
PSG are looking for a new boss with Pochettino on the way out at the end of the season.
Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is believed to be PSG’s top target. But Zidane has yet to commit to a deal and is thought to be eyeing the France national team job.
Antonio Conte wants 6 players to help Tottenham challenge
Antonio Conte wants 6 new signings including 2 from the championship to help Tottenham compete
That has opened the door for Conte, who has thrown his hat into the ring.
Conte critical of Tottenham
With Conte under contract, PSG would have to agree a compensation fee with Spurs and Daniel Levy. However, the relationship between Levy and PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi is said to be more than amicable.
Conte’s time in the capital has not run smoothly. And in fact he criticised the club’s January transfers, labelling it “strange” for Tottenham to send out four players on loan and sell one.
He also said the job was a big challenge with the club starting a rebuilding process. But publicly since then he has pledged his future to Spurs after speaking to Levy at the end of February.
Conte moved to dampen concerns he could quit after receiving assurances from Levy.
Conte was initially reluctant to take the Tottenham Hotspur managerial role when offered it last summer. He waited until after his departure from Inter Milan, forcing the north London outfit to go for Espirito Santo.