Antonio Conte decision made as Tottenham move step closer to important appointment

Here is your Tottenham Hotspur morning digest for Saturday, June 5.

Conte update

Tottenham have pulled the plug on their pursuit of Antonio Conte, understands.

Discussions between both Spurs and Conte have been ongoing throughout the week, as Daniel Levy looks to appoint Jose Mourinho’s successor.

However, the aspirations Spurs had of attracting Conte to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium are now believed to be over, with the Spurs now set to move on to other options in their hunt for Jose Mourinho’s long-term successor.

This follows reports in Italy claiming that Conte did not feel that Spurs were ready to compete for silverware, as well as knowing that for that to happen he would need to be armed with a hefty-sized transfer budget.

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But if that were to happen, Spurs would have to sell big-name players, most notably Harry Kane.

However, it is thought that Conte would have been fully aware of this well before the latter stages of talks were entered.

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Spurs duo honoured

Tottenham duo Son Heung-min and Kane have both been honoured for their outstanding individual performances this season by being named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year.

In what turned out to be a very disappointing campaign for Spurs in the end, both Kane and Son were nothing short of sensational, scoring a total of 40 Premier League goals between themselves.

Kane, who scooped the golden boot with 23 goals, was also something of an architect when it came to creating goals, also scooping the playmaker of the season award with 14 assists. Son was also keen to create chances as well as score them, claiming ten assists alongside his 17 goals.

Although it was, of course, their Premier League exploits that earned them both a place in the team, they netted a combined total of 55 goals in all competitions.

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Paratici addresses Spurs links

Outgoing Juventus director of football Fabio Paratici has refused to be drawn on speculation linking him with joining Spurs and becoming the club’s new sporting director.

After 11 years with the Serie A giants, the 48-year-old is reportedly poised to move to England and become Spurs’ new sporting director, as chairman Daniel Levy looks to make adjustments to his top team of staff off the pitch.

However, the Italian is remaining tight-lipped on the speculation, although understands that he is likely to make the move.

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He said: “I don’t think this is the right time to talk about other clubs today it’s my Juventus farewell today.

“My family hopes that I will find a job quickly.

“Working at Juventus is a real education in terms of mentality and style. Obviously, you hope to learn something at every club, but I will certainly bring that with me in future.”

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