Antonio Conte has, on Thursday, supplied one thing of an perception into his choice to knock again the approaches of Tottenham Hotspur.
Italian tactician Conte is after all simply considered one of a bunch of managers to have been tipped to take up the reins on the Lilywhite half of north London over current weeks.
This comes after Daniel Levy and co. got here to the choice to half methods with Jose Mourinho again in April.
So far, the likes of Brendan Rodgers, Julian Nagelsmann, Steven Gerrard and even ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino have been touted as potential arrivals on the bench within the capital.
It was Conte’s identify, although, which shortly despatched shockwaves via the Spurs devoted.
The previous Juventus midfielder is after all a serial winner, recent off the again of ending the Bianconeri’s long-standing Serie A dominance with Inter Milan.
He was due to this fact seen because the dream candidate to not solely flip fortunes round on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, however doubtlessly change the membership’s tradition for good.
Tottenham are pushing to succeed in an settlement with Antonio Conte. He’s tempted by #THFC job – however no last choice but. 🇮🇹
Negotiations nonetheless ongoing together with his brokers about wage, new signings, workers [Spurs are not willing to allow him to bring more than four staff members]. ⚪️
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 3, 2021
‘Doesn’t persuade me…’
In flip, it got here as a hammer blow for all related to Spurs when, simply days after negotiations between membership and supervisor obtained underway, Conte determined towards taking his abilities again to the Premier League.
On the time, variations in opinion concerning workers members and, considerably, wage had been cited as key to the collapse of talks.
If the newest feedback on the a part of none apart from Conte himself are something to go by, nevertheless, then it seems that cash was in reality not a contributing think about his eventual choice.
Talking in an interview with the Gazzetta dello Sport (as cited by Soccer-Italia), the now ex-Inter Milan boss revealed that, while he has at all times loved a ‘problem’, he was left unconvinced by the undertaking laid in north London:
‘Usually, I just like the challenges and I’ve accepted a lot of them throughout my profession.’
‘Even the highest golf equipment I coached had been by no means the favourites once I arrived. Nonetheless, if there’s one thing that doesn’t persuade me I favor to not settle for whatever the cash.’
“Usually, I like challenges…”
Antonio Conte explains why he rejected the Tottenham job ❌ pic.twitter.com/kHtfuPvv7I
— Purpose (@objective) June 10, 2021
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