Next Tottenham manager: Antonio Conte alternative named for Spurs job

Antonio Conte looking animated on the touchline

Former Tottenham defender Graham Roberts believes Brendan Rodgers could be in the running to become Spurs’ next manager.

The north London club are looking for a new boss after Nuno Espirito Santo was relieved of his duties on Monday morning following the side’s humiliating 3-0 defeat against Manchester United on Saturday.

What’s the latest news at Tottenham?

It has been a rocky start to the season for Spurs, with the mood at the club appearing to change on a weekly basis.

There have been some positive results, such as the side edging past Manchester City on the opening day back in August, and their seemed to be signs of improvement when they saw off Newcastle 3-2 at St James’ Park last month.

However, there have also been some disappointing lows, with the team losing four successive London derbies against Crystal Palace, Chelsea, Arsenal and West Ham.

Their defeat to United was the final straw for Nuno’s reign, and now they need to replace the Portuguese coach.



What has Roberts said on the matter?

Roberts was asked shortly before Nuno’s sacking about potential candidates who could take over from him.

He believes that Leicester City boss Rodgers would be high on Tottenham’s wish list.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Roberts said: “Yeah, I think they would go for him. I think Rodgers, Pochettino, but I would think Rodgers would be in the top two at least.”

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Could Rodgers rival Conte for the Tottenham job?

Right now, it is being reported that Antonio Conte is the man that Tottenham want at the helm. The Italian has won domestic titles with Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan over the past decade, establishing himself as one of the finest managers in Europe.

Spurs also wanted him in the summer, though, but they could not get a deal across the line for the 52-year-old.

Therefore, it would not be a complete surprise if Conte remains unconvinced by the project at the club, and opts against returning to the Premier League just yet.

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This could leave Tottenham looking for other options, and Rodgers may be someone that they go after.

The Northern Irishman has proven his credentials over the years, almost winning the league with Liverpool in 2014, before thriving at Celtic and then lifting the FA Cup with Leicester earlier this year.

Things seem to have gone a little stale for Rodgers at Leicester in recent months, with the side only 10th in the table currently. He may fancy a new challenge, and Tottenham could use this to their advantage by making him an offer that he can’t refuse if they don’t manage to land Conte. 

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