Winners and losers if Antonio Conte joins Tottenham Hotspur

Antonio Conte-Inter Milan
Antonio Conte-Inter Milan | Photo Credit: IMAGO

The Italian manager is said to be a prime candidate for the vacant managerial job at Spurs

Antonio Conte is in pole position to become the manager of Tottenham Hotspur, with the reports stating that the North Londoners are in advanced talks for the recruitment of the Italian.

Tottenham have been without a full-time manager since they parted ways with Jose Mourinho meanwhile Ryan Mason undertook the caretaker role in the latter of the 20/21 season.

Spurs have been linked with a flurry of managers but they are now close to striking a deal with Conte, who recently left Inter Milan.

Despite leading the Nerazzurri to their first Serie A title in a decade, Conte decided to leave San Siro after being left disappointed with the club’s financial straits.

Here we take a look at the players of Spurs who could benefit from the Italian’s arrival and also the ones who wouldn’t.


Daniel Levy

Back to back Controversies have dampen Spurs sentiment, starting with European Super League, Mourinho sacking just before a final and then ongoing news of Harry Kane’s probable departure. Daniel Levy and Tottenham need some positive drive. One appointment can change the whole dynamics for Spurs.

Matt Doherty

Matt Doherty was the signing made by Mourinho last summer but the former Wolves man couldn’t beat Serge Aurier for a place in the starting 11.

Now with Aurier’s future remains uncertain – links with PSG – there is a big possibility that Doherty would be an ideal option for the right-back spot.

Tanguy Ndombele

Ndombele had a tumultuous start to his life at Tottenham but Conte’s arrival could benefit him the most.

The French midfielder is technically rich and excels in both attacking and defensive duties – the aspect Conte demands a lot in his system.

Harry Kane

It has been reported that Conte’s first request to Spurs if he gets the job is to make sure Harry Kane doesn’t leave the club amid exit speculations.

The English international has been exceptional for the North Londoners over the years and managed to keep his form intact under different managers.

Conte can get the best out of Kane as he did with Lukaku at Inter.


Daniel Levy

Though the Italian’s appointment would have a great immidiate impact. Going by Conte’s past, fans can be sure that the effect will show on field. They will be happy.

But things may not end well for Levy and Conte, himself. The philosophies of Antonio Conte and Daniel Levy are completely opposite, when it comes to transfer-market. There are good chances that the Italian will depart within two years.

Steven Bergwijn

Bergwijn’s spell could get worse with the appointment of Conte as the Italian doesn’t prefer out-and-out wingers in his favourable 3-5-2 system.

Dele Alli

Dele Alli is a flamboyant player who will make things happen when the ball is around him with more freedom.

However, Conte wants his attacking midfielder to track back and share the defensive responsibilities and it was how Christian Eriksen became a disappointment at Inter.