According to a report by FCInternews.it, alleged Tottenham managerial target Antonio Conte could be forced to quit Inter Milan amid financial uncertainty.
The Lowdown: Conte targeted by Tottenham
Various reports from Italy have detailed Tottenham’s recent interest in Conte, with Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness) emphatically claiming that the Lilywhites and Conte held ‘fruitful’ and ‘interesting’ talks.
Calciomercato24.it also stated that Tottenham were willing to offer him a big money contract to secure his appointment, but these claims haven’t yet been backed by sources closer to home.
Indeed, correspondent Alasdair Gold believes he isn’t on the radar, with media reports concerning Conte and Spurs consistently differing from each other.
The Latest: Conte could leave Inter…
Whether or not Tottenham truly are targeting Conte remains to be seen, but Spurs may be boosted in a possible pursuit of Conte judging by this update from FCInternews.
The Italian news outlet says Conte may be reluctantly forced to quit the Serie A giants amid growing financial uncertainty – with club chairman Steven Zhang even requesting pay cuts for the playing squad, managerial staff and general club employees.
These deductions in pay are also thought to be permanent rather than temporary, and Conte’s future has been thrown into disrepute as a result.
The Verdict: Boost for Tottenham?
Theoretically, Spurs could be boosted in any pursuit of Conte judging by this update, but reliable sources like football.london correspondent Gold indicate the 51-year-old just isn’t on the Lilywhites radar.
Contradicting reports from Italy suggest otherwise, but we believe a swoop for the Italian could be just that little bit too difficult to pull off financially regardless of his San Siro situation or the credibility of his links to Tottenham.
On a reported €20m per year (£17.1m) salary, it’s little wonder Zhang is allegedly considering a pay cut despite their recent Serie A triumph.
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