According to a report from Il Messaggero (via BBC), Tottenham Hotspur could look at appointing Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri should Antonio Conte leave the club.

The future of Conte remains in doubt, and with just six months left on his current deal, it is unclear whether Spurs will trigger the one-year-extension option they hold (Football.London). With results on the pitch being poor of late, there’s every chance the club may look to find a new manager.

Antonio Conte

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In addition, Conte himself has brought his status as Spurs boss into question, too. The 53-year-old spoke recently of his family still being in Italy, and how difficult he has found life at the moment after the passing of three of his close friends (Telegraph).

Whether he is pushed, or walks himself, there is a very real chance that Antonio Conte will not be Tottenham’s manager for much longer.

Gianluca Di Marzio predicted to Sky Sport Italy over the weekend that Conte would not be with Spurs past the end of the season. The journalist later clarified that he was voicing his opinion, and did not have inside information on what Conte is thinking.

Nevertheless, there’s no doubt that the Spurs board will at least be considering their options and drawing up a plan in case they do need a new manager in the near future. And it seems another former Chelsea man could be in the running as Sarri emerges as a candidate.

The report claims Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham, and Everton are all “courting” Sarri. Spurs are believed to be considering Sarri as the fear grows that Conte has reached his “farewell stop” with the club.

Apparently, clubs in England are “testing the waters” and holding discussions with Sarri’s people to see if the Lazio manager would be interested in a return to England for next season.

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Another day, another former Chelsea manager linked to a job with Spurs. Sarri is an interesting one, who seems to be very much in the mould of Conte in that he isn’t afraid to speak his mind, so I can’t see Daniel Levy and his board wanting to go for that kind of manager again.

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