Tottenham are close to appointing Fabio Paratici as sporting director but Antonio Conte is still considering the club’s offer, according to the Guardian.
Paratici has just left a similar role at Juventus and is set to take over at Spurs, effectively acting as a conduit between chairman Daniel Levy and the new manager, whoever that may be.
In recent days, Conte – who departed Inter Milan last month after winning the Serie A title – has been strongly linked (via the Guardian) with the position, but there appears to be a delay.
That’s because, as reported by the Guardian, the Italian is still mulling offer Tottenham’s offer.
It is believed Conte is unsure whether the budget on the table will be enough to sufficiently overhaul the squad and win trophies in his first season at the club.
The 51-year-old clearly targets instant success, taking just one campaign to win the Premier League with Chelsea and two seasons to win Serie A with Inter.
With that in mind, perhaps he is not keen on the idea of being a ‘project’ manager at Spurs, something that will require time and patience.