Report: Tottenham face difficulty in reigniting attempt to land managerial candidate

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Tottenham Hotspur would find it difficult to reignite their pursuit of Mauricio Pochettino after the club’s negotiations with Antoni Conte collapsed, according to PA Sports’ Jonathan Veal.

It now appears clear that Conte is not going to be the next Spurs manager, even though Fabio Paritici looks set to join as the club’s director of football.

Some Spurs fans on social media are fuming at the club’s ownership for not showing enough ambition to bring in last season’s Scudetto winner.

Even the likes of Alasdair Gold, who is usually quite measured in his analysis, labelled Tottenham’s managerial search ‘an utter mess’.

The journalist also added that Spurs could be back to square one in their search for a new manager, with Paritici likely to favour other candidates over the likes of Pochettino and Erik Ten Hag, who were part of the club’s original list of targets.

Veal also has dampened any lingering hope Spurs fans would have had that the club could try again for Pochettino.

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No matter who Tottenham appoint from here, the announcement is going to be met with disappointment from the fans. Spurs fans would have likely accepted a Potter and Ten Hag with some slight discontent if the club had made their approach immediately after sacking Mourinho or after the end of the season. After flirting with getting Pochettino back and bringing Conte on board, Levy will be ripped apart if he does not bring in a high-profile name.

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