Vincent Kompany emerges as shock contender for Tottenham manager job and could link up with former Man City team-mate
TOTTENHAM have lined up Vincent Kompany as a potential replacement for Antonio Conte, according to reports.
Conte is expected to be sacked by Spurs following an explosive rant which saw him blast the board and label his players as “selfish”.
ReutersAntonio Conte is set to be sacked by Tottenham[/caption]
ReutersVincent Kompany has been earmarked as a potential new boss by the club[/caption]
And the North London club have ramped up their preparations to bring in a new manager.
Eintracht Frankfurt’s Oliver Glasner and ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino are both reported targets.
However, former Manchester City captain Kompany is the latest manager to be earmarked according to the Guardian.
Kompany is on the brink of leading Burnley back to the Premier League with the Clarets top of the Championship.
But Spurs have an ace up their sleeve which may help convince Kompany to join them.
That being former City team-mate Yaya Toure, who has a coaching role in the club’s academy.
Toure was appointed into the role in July.
The pair won three Premier League titles together while at Man City.
AFPYaya Toure won three Premier League titles alongside Kompany[/caption]
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Following Conte’s rant Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg broke the squad’s silence, insisting Conte’s assessment was “honest”.
But the Dane also asked for the Italian to “elaborate” on his criticism.
He said: “I understand that if you want to be successful as a team, you need 11 men who are committed to a project and a culture.
“But I think he has to elaborate on how he feels before you as a player can start measuring and weighing.
“The coach has not been satisfied, and that is what I will take with me. You do what you can to please him.
“What I do know about myself is that I am an honest player. I am a player who always gives 100 per cent of myself for the team.”