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Tottenham Hotspur: Fans react as Gianluca di Marzio reveals why Antonio Conte rejected job

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A number of Tottenham Hotspur fans have reacted online after Italian football journalist Gianluca di Marzio revealed why Antonio Conte rejected their club.  

While speaking to Sports (via Football Daily), Di Marzio claimed that the former Chelsea manager is only currently looking for a ‘winning project’ – which is why he is unlikely to end up at Arsenal if Mikel Arteta is sacked.

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He explained that this desire of his is ‘why he said no to Tottenham’ – despite the Italian reportedly being in talks with the north London club at one point in time.

Di Marzio’s words were: “He would only accept a winning project. So I don’t think he would accept Arsenal and that is why he said no to Tottenham.”

This news was shared online by The Spurs Express and it’s safe to say it didn’t go down too well with many of the club’s supporters.

Here’s what these Spurs fans said

“Couldn’t he just refuse the job quietly?”

“Oof.”
“Bodied.”
“The ego of that man. He’s unbearable. Only takes on ‘projects’ where there are endless streams of cash behind him, and even then he alienates players and the board 99% of the time. Bore off.”
“We are finito.”
“We’re down bad.”
Conte is currently without a job having left Inter over the summer, despite just winning the league, due to a row over finances available to him.

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Having also won the Premier during his time at Chelsea, few could doubt Conte’s ability as a manager. Perhaps he too has belief in his own value, which is why he felt empowered enough to turn down the role offered to him by Spurs.

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