‘I always chose the most difficult situation’ – Conte speaks amidst Spurs links

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Antonio Conte
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Antonio Conte has opened up on his management choices as he searches for a new job, with various reports hinting that Tottenham could be his next destination.

It is unclear how close Tottenham are to appointing Conte as the next head coach, with contradictory reports emerging over recent hours. 

While some sources suggest that the Italian is on the verge of signing on the dotted line, other reports claim that he is not completely convinced by Tottenham’s project and is continuing to evaluate the proposal. 

Conte’s stock has arguably never been higher than it is now, with the 51-year-old having won league titles in five of his last seven seasons.

The fact that he has won titles after taking over the likes of Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan when they were not in the best of shapes arguably makes his achievement stand out among the other great managers in Europe.

The former Inter boss admitted that he wants to manage abroad and is keen to get his teeth stuck into a ‘difficult situation’.

Conte told DAZN (as relayed by The Daily Mail): “I think that I am not someone who is happy with just a comfortable situation. I always chose the most difficult situation instead.

“The objective was a three-year project to take Inter back to having ambition, to challenge for important targets. The fact I achieved that in my second season is very satisfying.

“It’s certainly not easy to be a coach, especially at the top level, because the expectations and stress really do increase. You must learn to live with these situations, knowing you will have to do it alone.’

When asked where he sees himself in five years’ time, he replied: “I would like to have more experiences abroad. I’d also like to work in America.”

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