Antonio Conte: 10 Managers Tottenham Are Targeting to Replace Sacked Italian

Antonio Conte: 10 Managers Tottenham Are Targeting to Replace Sacked Italian

Fred Kennedy
March 27, 2023 at 3:23 PM
  • Tottenham Hotspur are currently without a permanent manager following the sacking of Antonio Conte
  • The north London club have identified at least 10 experienced managers who can replace the Italian boss
  • Cristian Stellini is currently in charge of the club, albeit on an interim basis, pending a permanent appointment

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly drawn up a 10-man shortlist of world-class managers they are targeting to replace Antonio Conte.

The north Londoners are currently without a substantive manager following the sacking of Conte on Sunday, March 26.

The experienced Italian tactician was shown the door after a fallout with fans, players, and the club.

Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League, Antonio Conte, Luis Enrique, Marco Silva.
Mauricio Pochettino celebrates at the end of the match during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final match between Man City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium. Photo by Laurence Griffiths.
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According to Sky Sports, Conte landed himself in trouble after he openly took a swipe at his players and the club's top brass following their 3-3 draw with relegation-threatened Southampton before the international break.

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Christian Stellini was subsequently named Tottenham's interim boss until the end of the season, with Ryan Mason assisting the Italian.

Conte's possible successor

Be that as it may, Tottenham are expected to enter the market in search of Antonio Conte's permanent successor.

Reports in the UK claim that the London club have already built a 10-man shortlist of managers from which they will find a permanent replacement.

According to the BBC, immediate former Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann is top on Spurs' wish list.

Nagelsmann was rendered jobless at the end of last week when he was axed under unclear circumstances, with Thomas Tuchel replacing him.

Mauricio Pochettino is also among the leading contenders for the Tottenham job, alongside Luis Enrique.

Both managers are currently available, with Poch out of a job following his sacking at Paris Saint-Germain in 2021.

Meanwhile, Fulham boss Marco Silva is also understood to be an option, with Oliver Glasner also mooted for the role.

Further reports claim that Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi is another name in the ring, and so is Nottingham Forest's Steve Copper.

Thomas Frank, who has enjoyed a successful spell with Brentford, could also be considered, while Porto's Sergio Conceicao and Australian Ange Postecoglou are also options.

Mourinho fared better than Conte

Sports Brief earlier reported that Jose Mourinho fared better than Conte when the Special One was in a similar situation to his Italian counterpart at Tottenham.

The Portuguese, instead of lashing out at every element of the club, praised the owner's work and vowed to help end the trophy drought, which, unfortunately, he was not allowed to do.

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