Given Tottenham's turn of events this season, many believe the writing is on the wall for Jose Mourinho's inevitable sacking. Within the span of a few months, Spurs have gone from Premier League title challengers to a club in risk of going trophy-less and missing out on the UEFA Champions League.
The north London giants are currently sixth in the table, a point behind fifth-placed West Ham and three behind fourth-placed Chelsea. While a top-four finish is within touching distance, based on the form and the trajectory of the two teams, there's little to suggest Spurs will finish ahead of Tuchel's side.
Furthermore, Jose's team suffered an unforgettable embarrassing elimination in the UEFA Europa League, throwing away a 2-0 lead against Dinamo Zagreb to lose the round of 16 tie 3-2 on aggregate. Not only does that result mean that the club are unlikely to win a title this season, but they have also missed out on a back-door entry into the UCL, with Champions League football appearing to be the priority for Daniel Levy.
Additionally, there are claims that the Special One has lost the dressing room, with several players losing faith in the gaffer after going from playing attractive football under Pochettino to a more pragmatic approach under Jose. With Harry Kane now contemplating an exit, Levy might be forced into making a managerial change.
Here is where Tuttosport come in, with the Italian outlet claiming (as per the Daily Star) the north London outfit have their eyes on former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte. The Italian gaffer, the man who led the Blues to their last Premier League crown, is currently at Inter Milan and well on his way to ending the Nerazzurri's long wait for a Serie A title.
Despite this, there is much doubt surrounding Conte's future due to his strenuous relationship with the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza higher-ups. One contentious issue between the manager and board is the recruitment, with the Italian keen on strengthening the squad this summer and the club executive expecting a quiet window regardless of whether they win the Scudetto.
Man United and Tottenham have been named as Conte's likely destination should he leave Milan, but with the Red Devils progressing well under Solskjaer, Spurs are the safer bet. However, it should be noted that the north London giants have a Carabao Cup final coming up, meaning Mourinho can deliver a trophy and a top-four finish to turn things around. Additionally, sacking the Special One would force the club to pay him a severance package, which is an issue due to the COVID-19 financial crisis.