Jordan ‘staggered’ by Conte choosing Spurs over ‘inevitable’ job

Date published: Monday 1st November 2021 2:56 - Jason Soutar

Antonio Conte rubs his hands together in excitement

Simon Jordan is “staggered” that Antonio Conte is interested in the Tottenham job when he could become Man Utd boss once Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘inevitably’ leaves the Red Devils.

Spurs sacked head coach Nuno Espirito Santo on Monday morning after Saturday’s 3-0 home loss against Solskjaer’s side.

Conte instantly emerged as the frontrunner to replace Nuno and the club are reportedly ‘more than confident’ of convincing the Italian to accept their proposal.

Costly Conte coup might be Spurs’ only way out of this mess

Fabrizio Romano tweeted: ‘Tottenham board feeling ‘more than confident’ to convince Antonio Conte and appoint him as new manager to replace Nuno. Talks progressing right now with Conte’s camp.

‘He’s asking an important plan for next transfers window and long-term contract. Paratici is on it.’

And former Crystal Palace owner Jordan is perplexed by Conte’s decision to not hold out for the United job.

He told talkSPORT: “Conte would rather choose Tottenham Hotspur over the potential, inevitable opening at Man Utd sooner rather than later. I’m staggered.

“Conte didn’t want to stay at [Inter] Milan because he wasn’t given assurances about how much money they would spend.

“Conte will drive them insane and produce the same outcome, unless (Fabio) Paratici has a different relationship with Daniel (Levy) than anyone else has had before.

“Tottenham are not Manchester United and don’t have the livery or finances behind them unless there’s a massive sea change.

“You are building a situation where you are looking at the here and now. The now is Tottenham fans are offside, they are unhappy.

“They built a new stadium, the gleam is coming off Tottenham, so it looks like a here and now situation with Paratici bringing someone in who is either going to win you something or cause absolute aggravation behind the scenes. Or win you nothing and cause aggravation behind the scenes.

“Which do you want? You are going to get a bit of both I suspect.”

Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla has added that ‘closure is expected today’, claiming a ‘private flight is ready’ to take the former Chelsea boss to London to iron out the ‘final details’ of the agreement.

La Stampa (via Sport Witness) go as far as to state ‘Conte is the new coach of Tottenham’, despite no official confirmation from the club.

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