The Evening Standard have reported that Tottenham’s talks with Antonio Conte were never as advanced as some media outlets claimed at the time.
The report claimed that senior figures within Spurs were left frustrated at some media leaks surrounding their manager search, with the Conte news in particular being misleading.
Spurs reportedly contacted the former Chelsea boss for talks before ending contact due to Conte’s demands and his refusal to work with young academy players.
TalkSPORT even used the phrase ‘done deal’ to describe the Tottenham talks with Conte, claiming that he was set to be appointed the new head coach of the North London side.
The Daily Mirror added that Conte had been promised major funds by Daniel Levy to rebuild the Tottenham squad this summer.
However, two months on from Jose Mourinho’s sacking in late April and Spurs are still without a boss at the helm as pre-season inches ever closer.
Spurs Web Opinion:
This sounds more on the mark than original reports. I can’t see how Spurs and Conte could have reached advanced talks without hitting the stumbling blocks of transfer spending and the use of young players. Talks were probably close to five minutes than five days.
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