On Sunday night, hours before sacking Nuno Espirito Santo, Tottenham approached Antonio Conte with a fresh attempt to take over as manager.
Spurs tried unsuccessfully to persuade the former Chelsea manager to take the job last summer, but now that Santo has been fired after just four months, they have gone back for him. Tottenham is becoming increasingly optimistic that they will be able to reach an agreement this time.
Conte was linked with replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United only a few weeks ago, but after the Red Devils’ impressive 3-0 win against Spurs, the 52-year-old might be moving to London.
Conte has been without a job since leaving Inter Milan at the end of last season, having won Serie A for the first time with the Italian giants since 2010. Conte won the Premier League with Chelsea, Tottenham’s London rivals, in his debut season at Stamford Bridge.
He won the FA Cup the next year, but was fired by Roman Abramovich after the club finished fifth in the table. Conte’s aim would be to convince Tottenham to play more daring football than they did under Santo and his predecessor, Jose Mourinho.
Source: Daily Mail