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Conte set to take over at Tottenham following Nuno’s sack

Antonio Conte is edging very close to becoming the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur, according to reports.

This follows the dismisal of Nuno Espirito Santo on Monday.

Santo has been sacked by Spurs, less than five months after being appointed as head coach.

Conte, who Spurs targeted before appointing Nuno in the summer, has been offered an 18-month deal by Tottenham and will fly into London for face-to-face talks on Monday, according to Sky in Italy.

Negotiations with the Italian, who has been out of work since leaving Inter Milan in the summer, are understood to be in their final stages.

Tottenham are eighth in the Premier League, 10 points off leaders Chelsea, after the 3-0 home defeat to Manchester United on Saturday.

Antonio Conte has a ‘strong negotiating position’ in his potential move to Spurs given the club’s poor run of results, says Sky Sports News’ Paul Gilmour.

Nuno, 47, signed a two-year contract in June following a protracted search to find Jose Mourinho’s successor, with his tenure lasting just beyond four months and a total of only 17 games.

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