Who Is In The Frame To Replace Antonio Conte At Tottenham Hotspur?

Conte left the club on Monday after 16 months in charge
17:00, 28 Mar 2023

Antonio Conte’s tenure as Tottenham Hotspur boss came to an end on Monday as he and the club mutually agreed to part ways with 10 games left of the Premier League season.

Conte took over the role from Nuno Espirito Santo in November 2021 and was believed to be the appointment that would transform Spurs into a team capable of winning trophies. However, after a positive impact in 2021-22, Spurs have been inconsistent throughout the current campaign and while they are in a strong position to finish in the Premier League top four, they were prematurely knocked out of both the League Cup and FA Cup to Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United respectively.

Conte’s position became untenable following his latest rant after Spurs' 3-3 draw with Southampton where he labelled the players “selfish” and criticised the club’s culture. So now Spurs are on the lookout for their fourth permanent manager since sacking Mauricio Pochettino in 2019.

There are quite a few names in the frame for the vacancy and here are the frontrunners according to the latest Betfred odds.

Julian Nagelsmann - 11/8

Like Spurs, the German coach has just been through a break up, his coming with Bayern Munich. Nagelsmann was swiftly sacked by the German giants on Friday and instantly replaced by Thomas Tuchel. He left Bayern second in the Bundesliga, just one point behind leaders Borussia Dortmund and had navigated them to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Nagelsmann led Bayern to the league title in 2021-22 after building up a strong reputation for his work with RB Leipzig in his previous role. His Bayern departure was very surprising and he could prove to be Spurs' gain if they can lure him to the English capital ahead of next season.


Mauricio Pochettino - 4/1

With each managerial change there has been since his departure, the decision to get rid of the Argentine has looked more foolish from club chairman Daniel Levy. Many fans would welcome back Pochettino in a heartbeat because what he built during his first stint was something the club had not had for a very long time, despite having no silverware to show for it. He has indicated in the past that he would return to the club in the future if it was possible - could now be the time?

Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino

Cristian Stellini - 11/1

Stellini served as Conte’s assistant in north London and the pair have worked together on several occasions in the past. He is the current interim head coach until the end of the season and while at this stage it seems unlikely that he will be in the post come August, things could quickly change if he makes an impression in the final 10 league games of the term.

Arne Slot - 12/1

Slot might be an unfamiliar name to some supporters but he is the current boss of Dutch side Feyenoord. His side are currently six points clear of Ajax in the Eredivisie and he also led the club to the Europa Conference League final last year. Given how much of an impact Erik ten Hag has had at Manchester United since moving across from the Netherlands in the summer, Levy could take a similar approach as Spurs are in need of fresh ideas.

Thomas Frank - 12/1

The Brentford boss’ stock has been continually rising over the past few years and since his introduction to the top-flight for the Bees, he has been linked with various roles. The Danish coach currently has his side positioned in 10th and level on points with Liverpool. He is the kind of manager that Spurs should be taking a close look at because of what he has built in west London.

Luis Enrique - 12/1

Former Barcelona and Spain boss Luis Enrique is currently available after leaving La Roja following their premature World Cup exit against Morocco last year. He has title-winning experience including a treble with Barca back in 2014-15, but that sort of experience didn’t go so well for Spurs’ last boss. He is a coach that likes his players to be attack-minded which is what Spurs are searching for after growing tired of Conte’s more defensive style of football.

Rest Of The Market

Ange Postecoglou - 14/1

Roberto De Zerbi - 14/1

Vincent Kompany - 16/1

Ruben Amorim - 16/1

Sergio Conceicao - 16/1

Oliver Glasner - 16/1

Brendan Rodgers - 20/1

Marco Silva - 25/1

Zinedine Zidane - 25/1

Michael Carrick - 28/1

Paulo Fonseca - 33/1

Kjetil Knutsen - 40/1

Graham Potter - 40/1

Ryan Mason - 50/1

Harry Redknapp - 66/1

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