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Tottenham thwart’s Conte’s pursuit

          Tottenham has called off talks with Antonio Conte about becoming their next manager.

The former Chelsea boss, 51, appeared ready to replace Jose Mourinho after Spurs’ hopes of luring Mauricio Pochettino back from Paris St-Germain were dashed. Negotiations have ground to a halt and BBC Sport comprehends there is no likelihood of them resuming.

Suggestions from Italy are that Conte was having hesitations because of the transfer budget he was ready to be given.

Tottenham also had issues as well.

The Italian manager has a reputation for buying ready-made stars whereas, under chairman Daniel Levy, Tottenham’s reputation has come through development and building teams, as they did under Pochettino.

It leaves Tottenham still looking for a new boss, almost seven weeks after sacking Mourinho.

They have also linked Julian Nagelsmann and Brendan Rodgers with the role. Nagelsmann eventually joined Bayern Munich, while Rodgers has expressed his commitment to Leicester City.



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