Former Player Discusses Rumors Linking Tottenham Boss to PSG

Last week, various reports linked Paris Saint-Germain to Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte. One went as far as stating the demands laid out by the Italian tactician. 

Nonetheless, Conte has since put water on the flames to these reports, but the discussion of the 52-year-old heading to the French capital remains a topic. 

In an interview with Le Parisien (via Paris Fans), former Italy international and director of football of Vicenza Federico Balzaretti spoke about Conte possibly taking over the managerial role at PSG.

Balzaretti states that Conte is not a fancy coach. He has his ideas and wants, above all, to win. The Spurs manager is particularly tough with the players to get the best out of them. 

“When you take on such a coach, it’s always a good idea. He has a sense of victory in mind; he only plays to win. He has enormous qualities. He’s a great trainer,” Balzaretti said. “He had stars. They all adapted to his style of play. He had problems with Christian Eriksen at Inter, but at the end of the season, he was decisive in the league.”

Since these Conte rumors surfaced, other candidates have appeared, with Joachim Löw and Thiago Motta also reportedly in the mix for the potential open position should PSG move on from Pochettino who has one year on his deal and is pinning to remain at his role. 

Tags Antonio Conte Federico Balzaretti Tottenham Hotspur
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