Tottenham Hotspur offer Antonio Conte a lucrative £17million-a-year in wages
According to The Express, Tottenham Hotspur are set to make Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte the second-highest-paid manager in the English Premier League. The Italian is set to be offered a lucrative deal that will see him net £17million-a-year in wages.
The North Londoners are coming off what has been a very poor season on and off the field. Having missed out on both the Champions League and the Europa League, they now face a long road back in their efforts to finish in the top four, let alone challenge for the title.
But first, they will have to decide who their manager will be. It increasingly appears to be Conte, who looks set to walk away from Inter Milan this summer.
The Italian maestro led the Nerazzurri to the Serie A title this season. However, according to the Italian outlet La Stampa (h/t The Express), Inter is in the midst of a financial crisis and could be forced to sell off some of their prized assets. Conte is unhappy with the developing situation and may find a new challenge at Tottenham more to his liking.
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Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has promised Conte that funds will be made available to him provided he moves to North London. According to the report, the Italian is intrigued by the idea of helping Tottenham get back to where they belong.
The proposed contract offer will see Conte earn more than the likes of Jurgen Klopp. If the numbers are true, he will be outearned only by Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. If he can truly bring about a positive turnaround, the money spent would be worth every penny.
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Conte has prior experience of managing in the Premier League. He spent two seasons with Chelsea from 2016-2018, winning the Premier League and an FA Cup during his stint at the Bridge. A proven tactician at the highest level, there are few better managers available today.