Tottenham in talks with Bundesliga coach to replace Antonio Conte: report

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II is displayed prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 17, 2022 in London, England.
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Tottenham Hotspur are on the brink of parting company with Antonio Conte, as a potential new manager holds talks with the north Londoners.

On Saturday, Conte launched into an incredible rant during his press conference, following his side's 3-3 draw with Southampton. The Italian took aim at what he called "selfish" players while criticising the hierarchy of the club for good measure. 

"They don't want to play under pressure," Conte said. "They don't want to play under stress. Tottenham's story is this. 20 years there is the owner and they never won something. Why?"

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte addresses the press conference after the 3-3 draw with Southampton

Antonio Conte could well have managed his final Tottenham game (Image credit: Sky Sports)

The Mail has claimed that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is set to sack Conte during the international break, with the head coach himself now back in his native Italy. 

German outlet BILD, meanwhile, has gone a step further, revealing that contact has been made between Spurs and Eintracht Frankfurt boss, Oliver Glasner. 

Glasner has impressed during his two-year stint at Die Adler, winning last season's Europa League and building a solid team challenging for European places. Prior to his time at Deutsche Bank Park, he was at Wolfsburg, where he also impressed, taking Die Weissgrunen into the Champions League. 

The 48-year-old would be the first Tottenham boss since Juande Ramos in 2007 to have been hired with no prior Premier League experience – but with Glasner still yet to sign a new deal with Eintracht, rumours are intensifying that his future lies elsewhere.

Oliver Glasner, Head Coach of Eintracht Frankfurt looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League group D match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Tottenham Hotspur at Deutsche Bank Park on October 04, 2022 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Oliver Glasner looks on prior to the Champions League group D match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Tottenham Hotspur (Image credit: Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Glasner managed against Tottenham in this season's Champions League but couldn't beat Conte in either attempt in the group stage. 

Tottenham sit fourth in the table at current.

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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.