Spurs Draw Five-Man Shortlist to Replace Italy-Bound Conte

Antonio Conte and Tottenham Hotspur parted ways after 16 months by mutual consent after the Italian tactician blasted the club and its players in a remarkable interview. Conte’s preferred destination is a club back home in Serie A, but it is still unclear who Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici will hire in North London to succeed the ex-Chelsea and Inter manager.

Sky Sports (via VoceGiallorossa) report five candidates who are favorites to lead Spurs as the season end nears. Former Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann, who was sensationally sacked, is on top of the shortlist, as is ex-Barcelona and Spain manager Luis Enrique. Spurs also have one eye on ex-Sassuolo gaffer Roberto De Zerbi, who is currently leading Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League.

However, media attention has largely been drawn to the return of the club’s former manager Mauricio Pochettino and Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane, who are both without a club at the moment.

Spurs were thrashed out of the UEFA Champions League by Milan in the last 16, and a recent 3-3 draw against Southampton was the final blow, prompting Conte to finally leave the club after months of unrest.

Inter, Milan, Juventus, and Roma have all been touted as potential next clubs for the ex-Bari and Atalanta tactician.

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