Antonio Conte sets Monday deadline for Tottenham chief Daniel Levy amid key Spurs concern

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Antonio Conte will tell Tottenham by Monday if he wants to take up their offer to become the club’s next head coach, according to reports. Conte is the favourite to be the permanent successor to Jose Mourinho at Spurs. Reports this week claim the Italian has been in advanced talks with Spurs and that a deal is close.

Conte is out of work after resigning from his role at Inter Milan last week.

Tottenham are still on the search for a full-time manager after sacking Mourinho in mid-April.

Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with a move back to the club after just five months at Paris Saint-Germain.

But it appears Conte is now the top target for chairman Daniel Levy.

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However, Sky in Italy claim Conte still holds a key concern over whether the Spurs job is right for him.

The report claims Conte wants to win trophies ‘immediately’ and is unsure if he will be able to do that at Tottenham.

Levy has until Monday to persuade the 51-year-old to join the north London club.

Conte is a serial winner and won the Serie A with Inter as recently as last month.

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It was the first time the San Siro club had won the Italian top flight in 10 years.

Spurs, meanwhile, have not won any silverware since the League Cup in 2008.

They lost in the final of that competition in April to Manchester City.

Spurs will be without both Champions League and Europa League football next season, with a seventh-placed finish only earning qualification to the newly-formed Europa Conference League.

Conte spent two seasons at Chelsea between 2016 and 2018 and won two pieces of silverware.

He led the Blues to Premier League glory in his first campaign at the club before winning the FA Cup in his final match in charge.

Former Spurs midfielder Jamie O’Hara would love to see Conte appointed and reckons he could convince Harry Kane to stay at the club.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, O’Hara said: “I’d even go as far to say I potentially think he can convince Harry Kane to stay. Absolutely. I genuinely think he could.

“If there was one manager on this planet that Spurs could get that could convince him to stay, I think it is Antonio Conte.

“He’s won it all, he’s won the Premier League, he’s won Serie A, I love the way he plays, Harry Kane will love the way he plays.

“I enjoyed watching them at Inter Milan this season, I really did.

“That shows real ambition from the club if you can get [Conte] over the line. I would give him whatever he wants.”

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