During an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, Antonio Conte has taken a sly dig at Tottenham, revealing that the project discussed with Daniel Levy fell short of convincing him.
As was reported by the Guardian last week, Tottenham felt as though they were close to reaching an agreement with Spurs to replace Jose Mourinho, but the deal collapsed, with both parties walking away.
You did wonder how the Conte-Levy partnership would work, with both men notoriously difficult to work with, and with them unable to agree terms with one another, we have our answer.
Conte has now provided some insight into why he didn’t take the Tottenham job, revealing that he is not motivated by money, rather a project which he feels is the right fit for him.
The former Chelsea boss is quoted by La Gazzetta dello Sport saying:
“Let me say that if my problem or my obsession were money, in the past I would have stayed where I was. I would have accepted compromises, and perhaps [accepted] renewals. But instead I look at the projects and I am willing to stay at home if they don’t convince me.”
While he doesn’t specifically name Tottenham, considering he was thought to be in talks with the club just last week, the Spurs fans will struggle to not take this personally.
The BBC have reported that former AS Roma boss Paulo Fonseca is now in talks to take the Spurs job. It remains to be see where Conte will being heading next.
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