4 unattached managers who could take over Antonio Conte at Spurs

4 unattached managers who could take over Antonio Conte at Spurs

Spurs are in need of a new manager, with Italian Antonio Conte recently announcing his departure by mutual consent.

His decision had seemingly been a long time coming, with the man in the dugout falling out of favour with many at the club, having criticised his players and indeed the entire system at Spurs.

Conte only landed the job in November 2021, but he leaves them looking for a successor to try and bring the club some much-needed silverware.

They currently sit fourth in the Premier League table, just a point off Manchester United in third. But there are no trophies to play for, with the club out of both the Champions League and the FA Cup.

4 unattached managers who could land Spurs job

Julian Nagelsmann

Just out of a job like Conte, Nagelsmann would be a very exciting appointment for many Spurs fans. The German has only just been sacked at Bayern Munich, replaced by former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.

Nagelsmann’s sacking was a huge surprise to many, with the club losing just three league matches all season, as well as being in the last eight of the Champions League.

Luis Enrique

Another former manager of a huge European club, Enrique was in charge of Barcelona between 2014 and 2017, where he won two league titles and the Champions League, along with several other trophies.

More recently, he was in charge of the Spain national team, leading the nation to the semi-finals of Euro 2020 before a disappointing 2022 World Cup campaign saw them lose to Morocco in the last 16.

Zinedine Zidane

Another former La Liga manager, Zidane led Real Madrid to huge success in recent times, winning La Liga twice and the Champions League three times. His appointment would be of huge excitement to Spurs fans, with Zidane achieving glory both on and off the pitch for Madrid and France.

Another boss currently out of work, he has been linked with managerial roles at PSG and the France national team, but with both positions filled, Spurs may feel they have a chance of persuading the legendary figure to come to the Premier League.


Mauricio Pochettino

A very familiar name at Spurs, Pochettino managed the club from 2014-2019 following a successful spell in the dugout at Southampton.

The Argentine led Spurs to second place in the 2016/17 Premier League campaign, also finishing second in the Champions League not long after, losing the final against Liverpool. The boss then won the league title and cup with French giants PSG, but is now out of work having left last summer.

Other managers linked with Spurs job

The managers of several high-flying, overperforming Premier League clubs have been linked with the Spurs vacancy, namely Brighton’s Roberto de Zerbi. But also reportedly in the sights of the north London side are Fulham’s Marco Silva and Brentford’s Thomas Frank.

There are, of course, a few in-house candidates linked, with Conte’s assistant Cristian Stellini and Spurs coach Ryan Mason both reportedly in with a shout of taking over, perhaps on a temporary basis until the end of the season.

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