The Guardian have revealed that Burnley boss Vincent Kompany is one of the names on Tottenham’s shortlist to replace Antonio Conte at the helm.

Although Tottenham are yet to officially announce Conte’s departure, the writing seems to be on the wall for the Italian, with reports over recent days indicating that the 53-year-old is expected to be asked to pack his bags by the end of this week (Telegraph).

Antonio Conte

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The Times reporter Gary Jacob told beIN SPORTS a couple of days ago that Spurs are looking for a young, up-and-coming manager, who can build a long-term project at the club.

The likes of Brighton’s Roberto De Zerbi (The Athletic), Sporting Lisbon’s Ruben Amorim (Guardian), and Nottingham Forest’s Steve Cooper (GiveMeSport) have all been mooted as potential options for the North London club.

The Guardian have now revealed that another young manager in the form of Kompany is also being considered by Tottenham.

The Manchester City legend has done an excellent job since taking over at Turf Moor last summer, with the Clarets now on the verge of winning promotion back to the Premier League.

It has now emerged that the 36-year-old is ‘of interest’ to the Lilywhites. 

Spurs Web Opinion

I would certainly take Kompany over many of the other coaches that we have been linked with such as Steve Cooper and Marco Silva.

However, appointing the 36-year-old would be a big risk, given his lack of experience at the top level.

We have seen many other promising young managers like Scott Parker, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard fail in the Premier League over recent years, and there is no guarantee that Kompany would not similarly struggle in the top flight.

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