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Antonio Conte in Line for Spurs Job

Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is being tipped to replace sacked Nuno Espirito Santo following a recent dismal showing.

Santos was sacked on Monday morning after the humiliating 3-0 loss at home to Manchester United on Saturday.

“I regret that we have had to take this decision,” said managing director of football Fabio Paratici.

“I know how much Nuno and his coaching staff wanted to succeed.”

The Portuguese, 47, was named Spurs manager on a two-year contract in June after four years at Wolves.

“Nuno is a true gentleman and will always be welcome here. We should like to thank him and his coaching staff and wish them well for the future,” added Paratici.

Tottenham said a decision on who will succeed Nuno will “follow in due course”.

A chaotic summer saw Spurs linked with several managers before settling for the former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager.

Conte was earlier linked to the job before negotiations broke down.

Italian Conte, 52, has been out of work since leaving Inter Milan in May, just weeks after he led the club to a first Serie A title in 11 years.

He won the Premier League and FA Cup at Chelsea but was sacked in July 2018 after a disappointing second year in charge.

The former midfielder also managed Juventus from 2011-14, winning three Serie A titles, and took charge of the Italian national team from 2014-16.

Spurs negotiated with Conte following Jose Mourinho’s exit in April but opted not to do a deal amid concern over the Italian’s demands.

It is thought Conte wants to get back into management and he does not appear to be at the top of the list of potential candidates to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, if the Norwegian manager leaves Manchester United.

Spurs, who were booed off following the 3-0 home loss to United, started the season strongly and after winning their first league three matches, Nuno was named Premier League manager of the month for August.

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