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Tuesday’s print edition of Le Parisien (03/05/22 – as relayed by Sport Witness) claims that Antonio Conte very much wants to become the next Paris Saint-Germain boss despite the Tottenham head coach’s claim to the contrary.
It was the same publicationLast week, it was reported that the Italian offered himself to PSG for a two-year contract to replace Mauricio pochettino.
Conte refuted the speculation and labelled it as ‘fake news’In his press conference on Friday (Goal).
Le Parisien insists that the 52-year old could take over at Parc des Princes next year.
Their most recent report states that Conte ‘sees himself’ in the Ligue 1 giants’ dugout next season even if there are a few obstacles standing in his and PSG’s way.
The publication also had a chat with Venezia’s director of football Federico Balzaretti about whether the Spurs head coach would be the right fit for the PSG job.
Balzaretti is quoted in the report as saying about Conte: “He gives everything for his players, for his team, but they need to follow him. If the players don’t want to work, it won’t work.
“Andrea Pirlo says he changed his career, and many players have become managers thanks to him. He brings something to the table on a tactical level. It could work in Paris. But you have to follow him.
“He takes liberties. He’s open, but he’s hard with everyone. He asks a lot from the club’s entourage, from the players. He’s a player who can change a club. He doesn’t just work on the team.”
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Le Parisien seem to believe that Conte can be a realistic target for PSG just as Julien Laurens is. That suggests that they have been informed of the Italian’s interest in the role by sources high up at PSG.
Conte might have communicated with the Ligue 1 giants about accepting the job in the event that his vision with the Spurs hierarchy is not compatible.
In the event Conte decides that he wants to leave Tottenham (which is unlikely), the 52-year old will need to find a club that will buy out his contract. PSG might be his backup.
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