Former Manchester United star Gary Neville believes the vibrant atmosphere inside the Tottenham Hotspur stadium must have touched Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) target Antonio Conte. The Italian strategist, who takes charge of Spurs in November 2021, has been linked with the Parisian (via Marca) who seem to want him to replace Mauricio Pochettino.
Tottenham take on Arsenal in a high-octane north London derby on Thursday night. With fifth-placed Lilywhites starting the game four points behind the fourth-placed Gunners, they need a positive result to get back into the top four race. Spurs produced one of their best performances of the season in front of their supporters, winning a bold 3-0 to overtake Arsenal with two games remaining.
After the match, Gary Neville speculated on Conte’s future, saying that the Premier League is the best league for the elite military to prove his bravery. Speaking to Sky Sports, he said:
“What is happening with Conte at the end of the season? Tonight, there won’t be many clubs in Europe that Conte will be able to go to. This is the tournament at the moment. I used to criticize this league four or five years ago when it was underperforming in Europe but it’s a great league at the moment with great managers. That’s where I think you want to be a manager in terms of self-expression. ”
Neville then went on to praise Tottenham supporters for creating an inspiring atmosphere, speculating that it would have an impact on the Italians.
The British added:
“Actually, what he saw tonight was quite special. In fact, that’s what he saw tonight so special. That atmosphere, I haven’t seen in a stadium in this country this season. And I think this is one of the highest standard Premier Leagues I’ve ever seen, if not the highest, which is quite a compliment. ”
“I think for Conte it was fantastic tonight. Champions League? Without wisdom, he stayed. The only problem is that he wants to be in the Champions League, he needs to be in the Champions League. So I think it’s a big night. But regardless of whether they qualify for the Champions League or not, this must have an impact on Conte. I know he’s pretty ruthless about where he wants to be and what he wants to do. But that must have had an impact on him.”
Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte’s offer to PSG doesn’t seem reasonable
As reported by Le Parisien (via Marca), Conte has “offered himself” to PSG on a two-year contract. With Spurs still firmly in the race for the top four in the Premier League, it seems unreasonable for the military to make such a drastic decision.
In addition, as Neville has pointed out, the Premier League is currently the most attractive destination for football-loving minds, with no other league having so many competent managers. Of course, it could have been easier for Conte to win the title at PSG, but there is perhaps no compelling reason for him to leave Tottenham.
The report adds that Tottenham and PSG could also consider a swap deal, with Mauricio Pochettino returning to his old background. Even so, Tottenham have no reason to give up their coach, who has won multiple trophies in multiple leagues. PSG could very well part ways with Pochettino at the end of the season, but Conte is unlikely to be his replacement.
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