Some Tottenham Hotspur fans were fuming after the club called off their interest in Antonio Conte.
According to The Telegraph, the Lecce-born figure had concerns over the club’s ambitions. The publication claims the Lilywhites were left stunned by some of his demands.
It’s being said the club were concerned over whether Conte would offer opportunities to young players.
It is unclear whether the north London outfit will reconsider their pursuit of the manager. The move proves unlikely now due to Conte’s demands and ambitions.
Conte proved to be the perfect option given his recent success at club level. The Italian took over at Chelsea and Inter during bad times and won both sides titles.
However, the breaking down of talks isn’t as bad as it may feel. Spurs are in desperate need of a long-term project. Daniel Levy claimed last season the club would target someone who can develop youth.
Whilst Conte has the success, he is far from a long-term option who can develop youngsters. Each of his last two jobs in football have lasted two seasons, not nearly enough time to help bring through players.
Here is how fans reacted to the reports…