Antonio Conte next move: Quartet of clubs in running to snap up Tottenham boss despite weekend antics
Antonio Conte will have the choice of four big clubs when his Tottenham exit is confirmed, according to a report.
Following Tottenham’s eventful 3-3 draw with Southampton, Conte attempted to push through his departure from the club by going on an incredible rant in his post-match press conference. He slammed the players for not being able to hold onto their 3-1 lead, called the squad ‘selfish’ and explained how Tottenham would not win anything while the current board is in charge.
It is highly unlikely Conte will be in charge of the north London side when they travel to Everton after the international break. He has made his position untenable by blasting the players and club so badly.
There have been plenty of rumours about which manager could move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to replace him.
Mauricio Pochettino is thought to be the top target for chairman Daniel Levy. But he is not the only tactician being looked at as contact has apparently been made with Eintracht Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner.
He helped Frankfurt win the Europa League last season, their first European trophy since 1979-80.
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While a lot of attention is being given to Conte’s replacement, there has not been much talk about where the former Chelsea boss goes next.
It is unlikely he will get another Premier League job any time soon due to his recent outburst. But according to Sport Witness, who cite Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, Conte will be given the opportunity to head back to Serie A.
Antonio Conte to get immediate managerial opportunities
And in a major boost for the 53-year-old, some of the most illustrious clubs in his native Italy are preparing to give him another chance.
The first is Juventus. Conte has a ‘desire to return’ to the Turin-based side given his history with them. He has already had two spells with the Bianconeri, helping them to win three league titles and two Italian super cups.
Max Allegri is currently in charge of Juve, but his future is uncertain. Following the points deduction earlier this campaign, Juve sit in seventh spot and may find it tough to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
If Allegri finds the job too much to handle, Juve chiefs are likely to begin negotiations with Conte.
However, Juve are not the only side considering appointing him. Both Inter and Milan are also casting admiring glances towards Conte.
While they are in the top four as things stand, Inter and Milan are both dealing with ‘delicate’ situations when it comes to their current coaches.
Simone Inzaghi’s situation at Inter is ‘anything but stable’, while Milan could axe Stefano Pioli if his team falls out of the Champions League qualification spots.
The final Serie A club who might bring Conte in is Roma. Jose Mourinho is doing a good job at Roma, having helped them to win the Europa Conference League last season, while they could also leapfrog Milan into the top four.
But Mourinho is facing crucial talks with Roma chiefs about how much money he will have to spend in the summer. And if these discussions go badly, then Conte will become a prime target to replace him.
The report points out that Conte will need to take a serious wage cut to sign for any of these four teams. This is because the Italian top flight does not have as much money as the Premier League right now.
It will be good to see Conte get straight back into management with a different team when leaving Spurs. It is clear that Conte and Spurs have dragged each other down of late.
Although, a lot needs to happen before Conte can join one of these clubs due to them already having managers on their books.
Meanwhile, Graeme Bailey has provided TEAMtalk with an update on a coach’s contract talks amid links with the Spurs job.