Spurs in talks with Conte , eye Paratici for sporting director role

Tottenham Spurs  have been searching for a new permanent manager after sacking Jose Mourinho in April; Mauricio Pochettino was in talks over a sensational return to the club; ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conte now in talks after leaving Inter in May, reports Sky Sports.

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Tottenham are in talks with Antonio Conte over their vacant managerial role but there remains some distance between the two parties over his wage demands, according to Sky in Italy.

Fabio Paratici, who left Juventus last month and worked with Conte between 2011 and 2014, could also follow him to Spurs and become their new sporting director.

Spurs have been searching for a new permanent manager since sacking Jose Mourinho in April – Ryan Mason took temporary charge for the remainder of the season as the club finished seventh in the Premier League.

Last week it emerged Mauricio Pochettino was in talks with Spurs over a sensational return to the club after less than six months in charge of Paris Saint-Germain.

Now Conte, who left Inter last month just three weeks after steering the Italian club to their first Serie A title in 11 years, is in discussions regarding the Spurs job.

Former Tottenham midfielder Michael Brown believes Conte’s appointment would be Daniel Levy’s ‘boldest one’ in his 20 years as Spurs chairman

A potential appointment would mark a return to England for the 51-year-old three years after he left Chelsea, where he won both the Premier League and FA Cup during two seasons in charge.

Conte joined Chelsea after Euro 2016 having previously coached Italy for two years.

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