Levy told to approach Conte as Tottenham source shares key manager update - pundit

Alex McLeish has urged Daniel Levy to make an approach for Antonio Conte as the new Tottenham manager.

The former Scotland boss, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 51-year-old should be “hot property” after winning Serie A with Inter Milan.

The Telegraph claimed Tottenham have considered Conte as a candidate to take the vacant post in north London.

However, a Spurs source has told Football Insider Levy wants a manager who is “low maintenance” and would require “cheap to zero compensation”.

That would appear to rule out Conte, who is known to be demanding of the board.

Sky Sports report Conte left Inter this month after a dispute with the board over squad size.

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However, McLeish insisted Levy should look at the Italian’s impressive record in recent seasons.

Asked if Spurs should move for Conte, McLeish told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “Yeah. He’s got some record. It’s fantastic.

“When you think of him coming to Chelsea and the Premier League, playing his trademark three at the back. He coaches it beautifully, so much so Chelsea go on to have a fantastic season and win the league.

“He’s done it again at Inter Milan when they’ve not won the league for a long time. He’s definitely hot property right now with those two great achievements. I know Jose’s done similar but that was 10, 12 years ago.

“Conte, he must have something. The system of the three at the back doesn’t look as exciting as a 4-3-3 but it is so effective when you get it right.” 

Inter won the Serie A title for the first time in 11 years under Conte.

He picked up the Premier League and FA Cup during his time at Chelsea.

In other news, Tottenham are “very confident” superstar will still be at the club next season after new Levy talks.