The Lowdown: Conte eyeing PSG?
The Italian, who reportedly has a clause in his current Spurs deal which would allow him to leave at the end of this season, has been at the centre of claims linking him with a move to Ligue 1 giants Paris-Saint Germain.
Former Lilywhites manager Mauricio Pochettino is allegedly set to depart the French capital despite their Ligue 1 title win, prompting rumours of a possible Conte move to succeed the Argentine.
Le Parisien claimed last week that the 52-year-old is seriously interested in a PSG switch, even apparently telling their club chiefs that he is considering the job.
Amid these worrying developments, Walsh has now taken to social media with a positive update Spurs supporters may need to hear.
The Latest: Walsh makes major midweek Conte claim…
According to the reporter, who covers the north Londoners for 90min, Tottenham are ‘confident’ Conte will stay despite the PSG updates.
He goes on to say that former Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane is actually their top target, not Spurs’ man.
Walsh explained (via Twitter): “Understand that #THFC are confident that Antonio Conte will stay this summer despite reports linking him to PSG job. PSG’s top managerial target remains Zinedine Zidane.”
The Verdict: Great news for Spurs fans
Zidane, currently out of work and a proven Champions League-winning manager, is arguably a shoe-in for the Parc des Princes given his availability and how the fans there would idolise the France legend.
He would certainly be an easier appointment than Conte and one with just as much pedigree.
Taking this into account, Walsh’s update certainly makes sense and PSG director Leonardo may be best placed leaving Spurs’ manager and prioritising a move for Zidane.
In other news: Source: Tottenham edge closer to ‘top signing’, he really wants to join Conte! Find out more here.
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