Rio Ferdinand has claimed that Antonio Conte would win if he was able to get the Paris Saint-Germain job.
Le Parisien have reported recently that PSG are set to sack Mauricio Pochettino and Conte is one of the names on their shortlist to potentially replace the Argentine.
The publication claimed the Italian had ‘offered’ himself to the Ligue 1 giants and would be willing to commit to a two-year deal in the French capital.
Meanwhile, The Times have claimed that Conte’s proposed move to PSG could open the door for Pochettino to complete a sensational return to Tottenham.
However, 90Min have reported that Tottenham are confident Conte will remain at the club beyond the summer.
Ferdinand was taken aback when he heard the speculation about Conte’s future, insisting that the 52-year-old would have ‘won’ if he jumps ship from Spurs to the Ligue 1 giants.
The former Manchester United defender said on his YouTube channel Vibe with FIVE: “What about Spurs throwing it away, by the way. They threw it away against Brentford.”
Vibe with FIVE co-host, Stephen Howson then tells Ferdinand: “Conte’s shaking his a__ at PSG. Offered himself two years to PSG.”
Ferdinand responded: “Is he? Oh, wow. We need to speak to Fab (Fabrizio Romano) about that tomorrow.”
Howson: “I mean, that’s winning. I don’t like Conte, but I can appreciate what he brings. If he goes to Paris with that team…
Ferdinand then chimed in: “He wins (if Conte goes to Paris).”
Spurs Web Opinion
I do not think there is any truth to reports linking Conte with PSG. However, if it were true and if the Italian does jump ship, I believe that will do more harm than good to his reputation.
He has already developed a reputation as someone who is high maintenance and hard to please and should he leave Spurs just months after joining, he can probably kiss goodbye to any hopes of managing a top Premier League club again in his career.
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