Tottenham Hotspur set to appoint Conte as new manager

Antonio Conte, Head Coach of FC Internazionale ahead of the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and FC Internazionale at Giuseppe Meazza Stadium on February 21, 2021 in Milan, Italy.

Tottenham are set to appoint former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte as their new manager on Tuesday.

Chairman Daniel Levy and managing director Fabio Paratici held talks with the Italian on Monday following Nuno Espirito Santo's sacking after four months in charge.

While an agreement is yet to be signed, no issues remain and Conte, 52, is expected to take training later.

It is understood he will sign a contract until June 2023.

Conte will also become one of the Premier League's highest-paid managers.

The Italian has been out of work since leaving Inter Milan in May just weeks after winning Serie A.

He won the Premier League and FA Cup at Chelsea but was sacked in July 2018 after a disappointing second year in charge.

The former midfielder also managed Juventus from 2011-14, winning three Serie A titles, and took charge of the Italian national team from 2014-16.

Conte spoke to Tottenham on a number of occasions in the summer as the club looked for a replacement for Jose Mourinho.

Antonio Conte, head coach of FC Internazionale gestures during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale Milano and Udinese Calcio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 23, 2021 in Milan, Italy.

However, no agreement could be reached at that stage and, after a difficult and lengthy search, the club went instead for Nuno.

That move proved to be disastrous and was terminated after just 17 games in a brief announcement from the club in the wake of Saturday's 3-0 home defeat by Manchester United.

Tottenham accept Conte's demanding style but Paratici in particular feels his fellow Italian is exactly what the club need to drive them forward.

The pair worked together at Juventus and Paratici is understood to have driven the process to bring Conte to Tottenham after talks in the summer failed to reach a positive conclusion.

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