Tottenham Hotspur’s hopes of appointing Antonio Conte as their new head coach seem to have faded on Friday night after it was reported that the English Premier League club have decided to end negotiations with the Italian coach.
SkySports News reported that on Friday evening negotiations between the two parties were at a standstill with Spurs holding concerns over some of Conte’s demands including a reluctance to work with promising young players at the club.
Despite Tottenham’s decision of halting talks with Conte, Fabio Paratici, who left Juventus last month and worked with Conte between 2011 and 2014, remains close to joining Spurs as their new sporting director.
After considering the role for several days, Conte remained unconvinced Spurs were a team ready to win trophies immediately.
The Italian has won five league titles in the last decade and is looking for another ‘winning project’.
He was trying to understand if it were possible to bridge the gap with the top four or five Premier League teams in a short period of time, with Spurs having finished 24 points behind champions Manchester City.
Conte may now decide to take a year out of management.