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Raiding his old club

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Spurs fans can also look forward to a change of system under Conte. Mourinho tended to play a 4-2-3-1 formation, using that approach 20 times in the league this season. Mourinho experimented with a back three to mixed effect before his dismissal and Conte is likely to continue that approach. Inter used a three-man defence in all 38 of their league matches this season, so expect to see the same at Spurs – though it will require investment from the club.

Scoring was not a problem for Spurs this season. Only Manchester City and Manchester United scored more goals in the league, and Spurs converted a higher percentage of their chances (14.9%) than any other side in the division. But their inability to hold on to leads ultimately cost them a spot in the Champions League. Spurs dropped 23 points from winning positions in the league this season – only Brighton let go of more.
Any new updates on Conte situation will be done on this thread.


From Daily Express
Antonio Conte plans to revamp Tottenham’s defence by signing Inter Milan centre-back Stefan de Vrij this summer, according to reports.

Lucas Moura linked

Saudi Pro League side Al-Nassr FC are in talks with #thfc to sign Lucas Moura. | @sport_jazirah

Jose Mourinho looking to poach Lloris and take him to AS Roma


Conte Summary:
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Personal terms agreed, most of the transfer budget/players etc agreed. Stumbling block is two key folds:

1. Conte wants his backroom staff to join him at Spurs, Levy is limiting that to 4 only members of staff.

2. The shape/availability of quality of players at the club is not deemed to be good enough to break into top 4, let alone win any trophy. Conte isn't impressed. The rebuild job looks daunting it seems.

Conte update
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@18:00

Fabio Pratici deal almost done, and Spurs are on the verge of signing a DoF. This signing will go ahead regardless whether Conte signs or not.

@17.00

According to a report from La Stampa (as relayed by Sempre Inter), Tottenham’s interest might have played a role in convincing Antonio Conte to quit Inter Milan.

Conte resigned from Inter after leading the club to a historic Scudetto win, with reports indicating that he was unhappy with the club owners’ insistence that the squad had to be trimmed.

The likes of Alasdair Gold have suggested that Tottenham decided to make Conte their number one target after realising that Paris Saint-Germain were not willing to budge on Mauricio Pochettino returning to the club.

However, if La Stampa are to be believed, the North London club showed interest in the Italian coach even before he left the San Siro.

@16.45

From Sportwitness

Gianluca di Marzio has come out on Friday afternoon to crush the heart of many Tottenham fans.

The journalist, taking to his website, is reporting that, as things stand, the ‘London trail’ for Antonio Conte is ‘getting further away’.

It’s stated the manager has ‘more and more doubts’ about agreeing to the job on offer at Spurs, and the manager, who was already thinking twice about it on Thursday, ‘seems to be veering towards not accepting’ the offer from the Premier League side.

This would come as a crushing blow to Daniel Levy and co., who would see yet another target of theirs slip through their fingers as they continue their search to find the official full-time José Mourinho replacement.

Di Marzio states the doubts from Conte’s end are ‘especially down to the potential competitiveness of the squad in view of next (and subsequent) year(s)’.

He feels the ‘technical gap with other bigger teams is honestly very big and would be difficult to bridge’.

Thus, the ‘trail is getting colder’, and it appears Conte is now one step away from dropping out of talks altogether.

@15:30

From EuroSport

DANIEL LEVY'S MASTERPLAN: ANTONIO CONTE, FABIO PARATICI AND HARRY KANE TO LEAD WINNING MACHINE – INSIDE FOOTBALL
Daniel Levy still has no intention of selling Harry Kane this summer, as the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea circle, while expected inbound duo Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici will insist the England striker remains in north London. Dean Jones is here with the latest Inside Football to dive into a fast-improving situation at Tottenham…

Now Antonio Conte is on the verge of signing as the club’s new boss - fresh on the back of winning Serie A and four years after leading Chelsea to the Premier League title. An agreement is also in place for Fabio Paratici, formerly of Juventus, to join him in a Director of Football style role, with sights set on making sure the club’s business decisions are in line with the very biggest clubs in Europe.

posted on 4/6/21

Non mainstream news outlet are suggesting that Levy is slowing down the negotiations?
Getting too hot to handle?😬

posted on 4/6/21

comment by Devonshirespur (U6316)
posted 5 minutes ago
comment by The scenes (U22442)
posted 24 minutes ago
comment by morespurs (U15748)
posted 48 minutes ago
comment by The scenes (U22442)
posted 13 minutes ago
comment by morespurs (U15748)
posted 1 hour, 11 minutes ago
comment by sandy, Ryan Mason, worse ever Spurs manager (U20567)
posted 2 minutes ago
I wonder if Conte will want Lukaku to move to Spurs if he becomes the new manager?
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If Kane moves in then I can see this happening. Otherwise I can’t see why would Lukaku come to play second fiddles to Kane?
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Why would Lukaku drop down into the Conference when Inter are champs & will play in the CL??
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Conference isn’t conference league? It’s still an European tournament that clubs with Europe would live to be in👍
Don’t understand the snobbery when Spurs favs should be the ones to make a mockery comment on a possibility of winning a trophy?
Lukaku played for United when they didn’t have CL?
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Thats because he was already at Utd no? Again why would a league winner in Italy join us to play in the lowest ranked European club tournament when Inter are in the CL
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He joined a chelsea team who had just ended 10th, so i am not sure you need to read too much into what Euro comp we are in next season
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Are you for real? He was 18 when he signed for Chelsea from Anderlecht. He's now 28 and has just won Serie A so I think its fair to say it will matter what Euro competition he will want to play in. Some of our fans need a harsh reality check.

posted on 4/6/21

Wonder how many have renewed their membership and season tickets because of the Poch/conte rumours?

posted on 4/6/21

comment by The scenes (U22442)
posted 57 minutes ago
comment by Devonshirespur (U6316)
posted 5 minutes ago
comment by The scenes (U22442)
posted 24 minutes ago
comment by morespurs (U15748)
posted 48 minutes ago
comment by The scenes (U22442)
posted 13 minutes ago
comment by morespurs (U15748)
posted 1 hour, 11 minutes ago
comment by sandy, Ryan Mason, worse ever Spurs manager (U20567)
posted 2 minutes ago
I wonder if Conte will want Lukaku to move to Spurs if he becomes the new manager?
----------------------------------------------------------------------
If Kane moves in then I can see this happening. Otherwise I can’t see why would Lukaku come to play second fiddles to Kane?
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Why would Lukaku drop down into the Conference when Inter are champs & will play in the CL??
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Conference isn’t conference league? It’s still an European tournament that clubs with Europe would live to be in👍
Don’t understand the snobbery when Spurs favs should be the ones to make a mockery comment on a possibility of winning a trophy?
Lukaku played for United when they didn’t have CL?
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Thats because he was already at Utd no? Again why would a league winner in Italy join us to play in the lowest ranked European club tournament when Inter are in the CL
----------------------------------------------------------------------

He joined a chelsea team who had just ended 10th, so i am not sure you need to read too much into what Euro comp we are in next season
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Are you for real? He was 18 when he signed for Chelsea from Anderlecht. He's now 28 and has just won Serie A so I think its fair to say it will matter what Euro competition he will want to play in. Some of our fans need a harsh reality check.
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Think Devon got confused and thought you were talking about Conte, not Lukaku.

posted on 4/6/21

comment by Flashy flibble (U10324)
posted 29 minutes ago
comment by The scenes (U22442)
posted 57 minutes ago
comment by Devonshirespur (U6316)
posted 5 minutes ago
comment by The scenes (U22442)
posted 24 minutes ago
comment by morespurs (U15748)
posted 48 minutes ago
comment by The scenes (U22442)
posted 13 minutes ago
comment by morespurs (U15748)
posted 1 hour, 11 minutes ago
comment by sandy, Ryan Mason, worse ever Spurs manager (U20567)
posted 2 minutes ago
I wonder if Conte will want Lukaku to move to Spurs if he becomes the new manager?
----------------------------------------------------------------------
If Kane moves in then I can see this happening. Otherwise I can’t see why would Lukaku come to play second fiddles to Kane?
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Why would Lukaku drop down into the Conference when Inter are champs & will play in the CL??
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Conference isn’t conference league? It’s still an European tournament that clubs with Europe would live to be in👍
Don’t understand the snobbery when Spurs favs should be the ones to make a mockery comment on a possibility of winning a trophy?
Lukaku played for United when they didn’t have CL?
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Thats because he was already at Utd no? Again why would a league winner in Italy join us to play in the lowest ranked European club tournament when Inter are in the CL
----------------------------------------------------------------------

He joined a chelsea team who had just ended 10th, so i am not sure you need to read too much into what Euro comp we are in next season
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Are you for real? He was 18 when he signed for Chelsea from Anderlecht. He's now 28 and has just won Serie A so I think its fair to say it will matter what Euro competition he will want to play in. Some of our fans need a harsh reality check.
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Think Devon got confused and thought you were talking about Conte, not Lukaku.
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Dont make excuses up for other peoples stupidity

comment by SanLuka (U1397)

posted on 4/6/21

of course

posted on 4/6/21

comment by Flashy flibble (U10324)
posted 4 hours, 32 minutes ago
comment by The scenes (U22442)
posted 57 minutes ago
comment by Devonshirespur (U6316)
posted 5 minutes ago
comment by The scenes (U22442)
posted 24 minutes ago
comment by morespurs (U15748)
posted 48 minutes ago
comment by The scenes (U22442)
posted 13 minutes ago
comment by morespurs (U15748)
posted 1 hour, 11 minutes ago
comment by sandy, Ryan Mason, worse ever Spurs manager (U20567)
posted 2 minutes ago
I wonder if Conte will want Lukaku to move to Spurs if he becomes the new manager?
----------------------------------------------------------------------
If Kane moves in then I can see this happening. Otherwise I can’t see why would Lukaku come to play second fiddles to Kane?
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Why would Lukaku drop down into the Conference when Inter are champs & will play in the CL??
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Conference isn’t conference league? It’s still an European tournament that clubs with Europe would live to be in👍
Don’t understand the snobbery when Spurs favs should be the ones to make a mockery comment on a possibility of winning a trophy?
Lukaku played for United when they didn’t have CL?
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Thats because he was already at Utd no? Again why would a league winner in Italy join us to play in the lowest ranked European club tournament when Inter are in the CL
----------------------------------------------------------------------

He joined a chelsea team who had just ended 10th, so i am not sure you need to read too much into what Euro comp we are in next season
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Are you for real? He was 18 when he signed for Chelsea from Anderlecht. He's now 28 and has just won Serie A so I think its fair to say it will matter what Euro competition he will want to play in. Some of our fans need a harsh reality check.
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Think Devon got confused and thought you were talking about Conte, not Lukaku.
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You are right mate. My bad.

Although i'd say the point still stands. Serie A to Premier League is a jump from the 4th best league in Europe to the best, just like UCL to Europa Conference is a fall from 1st to 3rd best Euro competition.

Swings and roundabouts.

posted on 4/6/21

Pratici is on the verge of joining Spurs but Conte has asked to be given the weekend to mull it over which has been interpreted by some as having second thoughts or cold feet or whatever? It might be Conte who is on holiday will just enjoy the last break before he resumes work in London?

posted on 4/6/21

Pratici is on the verge of signing for us, and bear in mind that he had his conditions and fears that needed to be allayed so Levy must have convinced him of these which were:

1. Club’s transfer budget
2 Transfer plans
3. Future of Harry Kane

I am hoping after a nice weekend, Conte is pictured holding a Spurs top, which the club got it sent on DHL!

posted on 5/6/21

comment by Devonshirespur (U6316)
posted 16 hours, 10 minutes ago
comment by Flashy flibble (U10324)
posted 4 hours, 32 minutes ago
comment by The scenes (U22442)
posted 57 minutes ago
comment by Devonshirespur (U6316)
posted 5 minutes ago
comment by The scenes (U22442)
posted 24 minutes ago
comment by morespurs (U15748)
posted 48 minutes ago
comment by The scenes (U22442)
posted 13 minutes ago
comment by morespurs (U15748)
posted 1 hour, 11 minutes ago
comment by sandy, Ryan Mason, worse ever Spurs manager (U20567)
posted 2 minutes ago
I wonder if Conte will want Lukaku to move to Spurs if he becomes the new manager?
----------------------------------------------------------------------
If Kane moves in then I can see this happening. Otherwise I can’t see why would Lukaku come to play second fiddles to Kane?
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Why would Lukaku drop down into the Conference when Inter are champs & will play in the CL??
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Conference isn’t conference league? It’s still an European tournament that clubs with Europe would live to be in👍
Don’t understand the snobbery when Spurs favs should be the ones to make a mockery comment on a possibility of winning a trophy?
Lukaku played for United when they didn’t have CL?
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Thats because he was already at Utd no? Again why would a league winner in Italy join us to play in the lowest ranked European club tournament when Inter are in the CL
----------------------------------------------------------------------

He joined a chelsea team who had just ended 10th, so i am not sure you need to read too much into what Euro comp we are in next season
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Are you for real? He was 18 when he signed for Chelsea from Anderlecht. He's now 28 and has just won Serie A so I think its fair to say it will matter what Euro competition he will want to play in. Some of our fans need a harsh reality check.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Think Devon got confused and thought you were talking about Conte, not Lukaku.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

You are right mate. My bad.

Although i'd say the point still stands. Serie A to Premier League is a jump from the 4th best league in Europe to the best, just like UCL to Europa Conference is a fall from 1st to 3rd best Euro competition.

Swings and roundabouts.
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From the CL to the euro conference is the same as the PL to Serie A? Stop embarrassing yourself

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