A week after severing ties with Inter Milan, Antonio Conte is on the verge of becoming a new head coach at Tottenham Hotspur.
According to famous Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Conte and Tottenham are in advanced talks as the Italian ready to replace Jose Mourinho.
Tottenham sacked the ‘Special One’ in April after a string of underwhelming results, appointing inexperienced Ryan Mason as a caretaker boss for the remainder of the season.
And while Mourinho swapped the Premier League for Serie A to take charge of Roma, Conte could be heading the opposite direction.
The 51-year-old guided Inter to their first Scudetto since 2009/10 but stepped down from the managerial position only a week later.
For so far undisclosed reasons, the ex-Chelsea manager decided to cut short his successful adventure in Lombardy despite making a promise he won’t be leaving anytime soon.
Closely linked with taking over Real Madrid following Zinedine Zidane’s departure, Conte is now a step away from returning to London.
With Carlo Ancelotti rehired by Florentino Perez, a managerial vacancy at the Santiago Bernabeu has been filled.
As a result, the renowned Italian expert is now edging closer towards taking over the reins in North London as Daniel Levy looks to appoint a household name this summer.
After enduring a rollercoaster season under Mourinho, Tottenham finished seventh in the Premier League in 2020/21 and now face the prospect of losing star striker Harry Kane.
Desperate to put things under control again, Levy is pushing for Conte’s arrival and is also working around the clock to bring in Juventus director Fabio Paratici.
The duo worked together during Conte’s trophy-laden three-year spell in Turin, and the Spurs supremo believes they could be the formula for success.