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Antonio Conte tempted by Tottenham Hotspur job

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Antonio Conte is tempted to become the next manager of Tottenham Hotspur, but negotiations are still ongoing with his representatives, reputed journalist Fabrizio Romano claims.

The north London club are searching for a new head coach, and they have been linked with several high-profile managers over the past few weeks.

A return for Mauricio Pochettino has been touted, but it appears unlikely at the moment with French giants Paris Saint-Germain reluctant to negotiate his release.

Conte, who recently parted ways with Inter Milan, has now emerged as the front-runner for the vacancy, and it is reported that he is tempted to join the club.

However, a deal is far from done with negotiations still ongoing over the salary package, possible new signings and the number of staff allowed.

Spurs appear reluctant to overhaul their current staff in the dugout and are only willing to permit Conte to bring four staff members alongside him.

Sportslens view:

The 51-year-old has an excellent track record as a manager and recently guided the Nerazzurri to the Serie A title after an 11-year wait.

Despite this, the Italian decided to cut ties with the San Siro giants amid a disagreement over the summer transfer strategy.

Conte is likely to want the freedom to make transfer decisions at his next club, and Spurs are hoping to convince him to join them.

The restrictions on staff may hinder their chances of landing him. It remains to be seen whether they can find a quick resolution.

League rivals Everton have also been credited with an interest in the former Chelsea boss following Carlo Ancelotti’s return to Real Madrid.

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