Report: Manager rejected opportunity to potentially succeed Poch for one main reason

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Inter Milan recently announced that they have appointed former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte as their new manager, as they look to break Juventus’ dominance of the Serie A.

According to a report in Calcio Mercato, Conte had a chance to join Tottenham earlier but rejected the chance to take over in North London.

The publication’s correspondent Fabrizio Romano claims that Daniel Levy made an approach for Conte when he got signals from Mauricio Pochettino that he might leave Spurs for Real Madrid or Manchester United.

The report also claims that Conte rejected the approach as he was aware of Tottenham’s historic unwillingness to spend big on players.

It is suggested that Tottenham were influenced by Conte’s brilliant first season in English football, where he guided Chelsea to the title, ahead of second place Spurs. The Italian was then sacked at the end of the following season after guiding Chelsea to a 5th place finish and the FA Cup.

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The one thing that the report does not mention is when Levy made his approach. If it was indeed this season, then that doesn’t bode well for Pochettino’s chances of staying with the club. Regardless, we believe that Conte wouldn’t have been the right choice to take over if the Argentine had departed.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Any claim in the Italian press is laughable at best. They as bad if not worse than our own Sun newspaper which I liken to the daily bilge from Harry Hotspur blog.

  2. I am surprised that you give this report any credence. You even infer that Poch might be sacked? Really? I mean really? Put the bottle down and stop smoking that funny stuff. Then write out 100 lines “I must not give any credence to the scibblings of Marca and Calcio Mercato”. Then go and lie in a darkened room.

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