Tottenham Hotspur have pulled out of talks to make Antonio Conte their new manager according to Sky Sports. The two parties had been in discussion over the past few days on the vacant managerial job at Spurs.


The North London club is in the market for a new manager after Jose Mourinho was dismissed in April after a disappointing season. Mourinho was sacked by Spurs around a week before the Carabao Cup final which ended in a 1-0 defeat to Manchester City thanks to the late goal from Aymeric Laporte.

Former player Ryan Mason led Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup player after he had been appointed in an interim capacity until the end of the season. Mason was able to secure European football for Tottenham Hotspur on the final day of the just concluded league campaign thanks to comeback win over hosts Leicester City. Tottenham Hotspur trailed 2-1 at the interval but went on to score three late goals to win the game 4-2.

Italian tactician Conte led Inter Milan to their first league title in over a decade a few weeks ago only for him to leave the club by mutual consent with the owners keen to sell some of his best players to balance the books. He leaves Inter after two years at the club.

Conte started the Juventus domination of the Italian Serie A after winning the first three of their nine successive titles between 2011 and 2014. The Italian manager helped to end the dominance as he masterminded the title triumph for the Nerazzuri to ensure that Juventus didn’t win a tenth successive league title.

Antonio Conte was linked with the Real Madrid job before Tottenham Hotspur talks started and Madrid have since handed former manager and compatriot Carlo Ancelotti the job. Ancelotti has been given a three-year deal at Real Madrid.