It's cool that Spurs are actually able to get such a quality of manager, but this seems certain to end Conte and Levy fighting. I hope Daniel can find a bunch of that NFL & Stadium tour money in the couch cushions to give Conte the level of spending he is going to demand.Now looking likely that Antonio Conte will become the next Tottenham boss. Spurs pushed hard to try to bring Mauricio Pochettino back but PSG have fought hard to keep him. Conte is one of the top managers in the world and it's going to be fascinating to see how he will (contd)
Fit into a very different environment at Spurs than he's previously had elsewhere. The arrival of his former Juventus DoF Fabio Paratici also looking likely but both men will need funds to work with and it's going to be interesting to see if they get that and where from. (Contd)
Conte suddenly becoming a free agent made him a very attractive prospect for Levy, but if he puts pen to paper as expected it'll be intriguing to see how the two men gel, whether he fits that Levy DNA statement and whether he can settle at Spurs for longer than elsewhere. (Contd)
No denying it would be a big statement appointment but without adequate funding Conte is going to find far more frustration ahead than he did at Inter and Chelsea. As a journalist he will be a fascinating character to cover and I hope he's given the chance to succeed. (Contd)
Sure feels like the Jose hire... if it had been 10 year ago peak Jose.It's cool that Spurs are actually able to get such a quality of manager, but this seems certain to end Conte and Levy fighting. I hope Daniel can find a bunch of that NFL & Stadium tour money in the couch cushions to give Conte the level of spending he is going to demand.
I think the wingbacks are actually the last thing to worry about with Conte. Not only does Spurs have some good options on the left, but Conte has gotten good results from players like Victor Moses, Marcos Alonso, Stefan Lichsteiner, and Ivan Perisic in the past in those roles, even guys like Ashley Young. It doesn't really demand top players, just hard workers who will do the job and get up and down the pitch. Bergwijn might be an interesting conversion project there.The fit is actually decent. Doherty played as a wingback in a back 3 at Wolves and that role suits him more than as a FB in a back 4. Reguilon and Sessegnon (was out on loan but should be back) are both pacey players who are better going forward than defending in their penalty box. Sessegnon is more naturally a winger than an LB at this stage of his career and the wingback role could really suit him. Some of Sanchez's best performances at Spurs came in his first season playing in a back 3 flanked by Alderweireld and Vertonghen.
Also no matter what system they end up playing, Spurs will need another RB anyway with Aurier out the door.
The tricky part of the 3-5-2 is fitting in all the midfielders and attackers. Dele in particular doesn't have an obvious spot with Kane and Son likely taking the two forward roles.
Tottenham are in direct contact with Antonio Conte representatives even today. PSG still convinced Pochettino is staying. #THFC Spurs board and Conte now talking about his staff and salary too. Fabio Paratici will decide about Spurs director of football proposal next week.
Tottenham are still in talks with Heung-min Son agents to reach an agreement on contract extension. Spurs board ‘confident’ to complete the agreement soon, once the new manager situation will be clarified. #THFC #Spurs
Please, no. We are currently running fourth in the SoSH fanbase table and this dude might drop us into something terrible like 8th place.Have Spurs found their very own mikeford?
-80+ % of the season tickets are already paid for and they have a seemingly endless waiting list. I couldn't get seats this year and I've been on the list for four years.Hahaha fuck ENIC and Levy. Trick season tickets holders by releasing rumors the days before season tickets are to be renewed (regarding Conte and Poch) and now hire a coach who couldn’t finish higher than 7th in the Serie A. This will be the first year I will not buy any Spurs related merchandise or watch a game this season. We went from Champions League finals two years ago to this. Once the Kane sale is final, and we are still stuck with Sissoko, Wanks and Dier on the team, we will be lucky to not be in a relegation battle.