Antonio Conte is ‘ready to accept’ an offer to become Tottenham’s new manager, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Spurs confirmed the sacking of Nuno Espirito Santo on Monday morning after just 17 games in charge following Sunday’s embarrassing 3-0 home defeat to Manchester United.
And it seems they are already close to appointing Nuno’s replacement.
Multiple reports, including one from The Athletic, claim that Tottenham are in talks with Conte, the former Chelsea and Inter Milan coach who was linked with the post in the summer.
Not only have those talks begun, they are apparently close to ending – in a good way.
Romano says Conte is ‘ready to accept’ Spurs’ proposal and become Nuno’s replacement, with talks set to continue in their final stages in the next few hours.
Antonio Conte is ready to accept Tottenham proposal. Talks underway and understood to be ‘at final stages’ – salary and long term contract discussed but he seems convinced to say ‘yes’. ⚪️?? #THFC
Negotiations to continue in the next few hours in order to complete the agreement. pic.twitter.com/quih3onc7z
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 1, 2021
That means the Italian’s appointment could be officially announced in the next 24 hours or so, if all goes to plan.
It’s worth remembering Conte almost became Tottenham head coach in the summer before the deal fell through, eventually leading to Nuno’s arrival, so nothing is wrapped up yet.