Antonio Conte is on the verge of dismissing Manchester United and Newcastle for the vacant Tottenham job that has become vacant due to Daniel Levy’s reckless decision to fire Nuno Espirito Santo.
The Portuguese was fired four months into his new tenure after the United defeat was the icing on the cake in this situation.
A chorus of buh combined with singing ‘you do not know what you are doing’ meant that Levy and Fabio Paratici finally got enough, and therefore they ended the Nuno experiment on Monday morning in a sympathetic manner with their statement.
The former Juventus man said of the decision: “I know how much Nuno and his coaching staff wanted to be successful and I regret that we have had to make that decision.
“Nuno is a true gentleman and will always be welcome here. We would like to thank him and his coaching staff and wish them good luck in the future. ”
football.london understands that after Edinson Cavani made it 2-0 to Manchester United on Saturday, the Italian sporting director stormed out of the seat when he finally got enough with the fans.
It is no wonder that one day after the match we again hear rumors that Conte may have been fielded as the new manager in north London, and this time there seems to be some weight behind it.
Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Italia has reported that the former Premier League winner landed in London this afternoon to sign his first 18-month contract with the Lilywhites.
Even, football.london understands that an announcement could be made as soon as Monday night, if not Tuesday morning, to confirm the news that has thrilled Spurs fans up and down the country as they look forward to a new winning era under the winning league manager himself.
But how did the hierarchy successfully regain their interest to an extent where they fought against competition from people like Man United and Newcastle?
His relationship with Paratici, which dates back to his Juventus days, means that Conte himself has someone at the club whom he trusts to deliver what he wants.
Before Nuno, Conte was the talk of the day about replacing Jose Mourinho in N17, but the project at the time was not right as explained by the manager himself.
He told La Gazzetta dello Sport: “The market, the results achieved, the work done over the years form the numbers.
“But beyond that, let me say that if my problem or my obsession was money, I would have stayed where I was in the past.
“I would have accepted compromises and maybe got new contracts that can act as a golden umbrella.
“But instead I look at the projects and I am willing to stay at home if they do not convince me.
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“It’s a matter of vision, seriousness, intellectual honesty and principles that I do not deviate from.”
Apparently, Levy and co. has made a complete reversal of the first promises given to the fiery Italian, as Conte is now set to take the hot seat for the upcoming Vitesse Arnhem and Everton matches.
In addition, a bit of luck has been presented to fans from the white side of the capital due to Manchester United and Newcastle’s decisions to potentially ruin this proposed move.
United decided to stick with club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjær despite serious speculation that his days were numbered.
The Manchester Evening News also explained the Conte dude as a result of both United and Spurs having ‘different ideas’ about their respective managerial situations.
Fortunately for the Spurs, when we look at the second option that was on the table for their upcoming new manager, who came in the form of Newcastle, a brief inquiry from Amanda Staveley and co. was beaten back pretty quickly.
Our second sister title, The Chronicle Live, explained the debacle by writing: “Quite simply, his advisers briefed all who approached them with the same type of message, in short, it read: ‘The project must be the right one’.”