After nearly seven weeks, Tottenham Hotspur’s managerial search is almost over…
According to The Guardian‘s Dave Hytner, Spurs are closing in on the appointment of former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte after positive talks between the two parties.
It’s thought that there is confidence at the club that the 51-year-old will sign on the dotted line, meaning Daniel Levy is very close to sealing a landmark hire.
The Lilywhites also want to recruit a new sporting director in the shape of Fabio Paratici, who has previously worked with Conte during a very successful spell at Juventus, where they won three Serie A titles.
It certainly seems like Spurs’ quest to find the best successor to Jose Mourinho is finally drawing to a close.
There have been many bumps along the way, with several mooted top targets being ruled out of the running, such as Julian Naglesmann opting for Bayern Munich or Brendan Rodgers choosing to remain at Leicester City.
It’s also believed that Spurs made a big play for former coach Mauricio Pochettino but there was no way Paris Saint-Germain were letting him leave.
After so many setbacks, the north London faithful can finally start to get excited about the prospects of a new era at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as Levy nears the capture of Conte.
Conte helped end an 11-year wait for the title at Inter Milan this season and has won a total of nine major trophies throughout his managerial career, including a Premier League and FA Cup at Chelsea, where he cleaned up Mourinho’s mess.
The 58-year-old left before the Blues went on to record their worst top-flight finish since 1996 but the Italian came in and won the league the very next season.
Hytner also claimed that Conte wants to be backed in the transfer window, so you’d imagine there have been assurances by Levy, as otherwise the club wouldn’t be on the verge of sealing his services.
Therefore, the Spurs fanbase should be buzzing by this latest news as they seemingly prepare to embark on an exciting and fresh start with Conte.