Serie A expert Conor Clancy believes Antonio Conte could have won the league at Tottenham Hotspur if he was appointed as their new manager.
Conte is a winner, of course, and lifted the Serie A title with Inter Milan just this season, ending Juventus’ stranglehold on the championship.
Would Conte be a success at Tottenham?
The Italian also won the Premier League in his first season in English football, guiding Chelsea to glory. He also won the FA Cup during his reign at Stamford Bridge.
Any agreement now appears to be dead, but Clancy, who is the editor-in-chief at Forza Italian Football, believes that the circumstances could have been right for Conte to repeat the trick with Spurs, given that they did not have the distraction of the Champions League.
Spurs did qualify for the Europa Conference League, the third-tier competition, but Clancy was sceptical that Conte would play his strongest team in that tournament.
Speaking exclusively to This Is Futbol, he said: “In terms of Conte as a coach, I think he would be a good coach for any club but this is when you’re removing the aspect of who Conte is and what he demands.
“Put him on a training ground with nothing else to think about and he’s one of the best there is, particularly, as is in Spurs’ case, when there’s not a major European competition to focus on. It remains to be seen how seriously this new competition is going to be treated.
“If Conte is in charge of a club who would have realistic expectations of finishing in the top five, and he only has league football to focus on, I’d back Conte to win any league in that situation.”