Antonio Conte: Ex-Chelsea manager is favorite for Spurs post

Antonio Conte managed Chelsea between 2016 and 2018 before spending two seasons at Inter Milan

Former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte has emerged as the clear leader in the vacant Tottenham managerial post.

It is understood that talks with the Italian have advanced rapidly.

He is now expected to replace Jose Mourinho as Tottenham manager.

Spurs have made contact with former boss Mauricio Pochettino last week, but PSG have remained steadfast in their refusal to allow him to leave.

Tottenham president Daniel Levy is unlikely to allow this situation to go on for too long.

The club have been without a permanent coach since Mourinho left on April 19.

Levy said the club had “lost sight of some key priorities” during the construction of its new stadium and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Spurs finished last season in seventh place in the table, qualifying for the new Europa Conference League.

Premier League Golden Boot Talisman Harry Kane has said he hopes to have “a good and honest conversation” with Levy about his future, amid reports he had officially asked to leave.

Conte won the 2016-17 Premier League in his first season as Chelsea manager but was sacked at the end of the following season when he won the FA Cup but finished fifth in the league.

The 51-year-old led Inter to the Europa League final in 2019-2020 and one point behind Italian champions Juventus – who had finished 21 points ahead of the previous season.

Inter won their 19th Scudetto with four games to go last season, scoring 91, the second-highest in club history.

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