Tottenham Hotspur’s search for new manager continues two weeks weeks after parting ways with Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho.

Italian media reports that the North London club has had fruitful talks with former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte to take over as their new manager.

Corriere dello Sport, Italian newspaper says Conte, who just led Inter Milan to their first Serie A title in 11 years has emerged as the best candidate to take over at Spurs.

It is believed that Tottenham are planning to take advantage of the financial woes at Inter Milan to lure away Conte who has just a year left on his current contract at San Siro and a return to England will excite him.

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Antonio Conte guided Inter Milan to 2020/2021 Serie A success, their first league title since 2010 when they won a treble in Jose Mourinho’s last season at the club. PHOTO/COURTESY

Since the exit of Mourinho on April 19, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has been in search of a suitable replacement with the initial targets RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann being snapped up by German heavyweights Bayern Munich with Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers keen to remain at King Power.

Discussions between Spurs and Conte are said to have been paused until his position at Inter is clearer, but the discussions were described as ‘fruitful and interesting’ with the door wide open for the Italian to move to north London.

Other managers linked with Tottenham are Brighton boss Graham Potter, German coaching giant Ralf Rangnick and England manager Gareth Southgate.

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