Antonio Conte is set to replace Nuno Espirito Santo as Tottenham Hotspur manager.
Espirito Santo was sacked following his side’s heavy 3-0 defeat to Manchester United.
That result left Spurs eighth in the Premier League table having won five and lost five of their opening 10 games.
It hasn’t taken long for Spurs to find a replacement.
Conte was almost immediately linked with the role and it’s believed he is currently in London to finalise talks.
According to multiple sources including the Telegraph, Spurs are on the verge of naming the Italian as their new manager.
He could even take training on Tuesday.
They report that Conte is close to signing a mammoth £20m deal that will run until the end of the 2022/23 season.
That means he will earn £13.3m-per-year if the deal is completed. But how does that compare to the best-paid managers in the Premier League?
View the highest-paid managers in England’s top tier using figures provided by the Sun. Other sources have been used where applicable.
8. Rafael Benitez – £7m-per-year
7. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer- £7.5m-per-year
6. Marcelo Bielsa – £8m-per-year
=4. Brendan Rodgers – £10m-per-year
=4. Thomas Tuchel – £10m-per-year (per sportspayouts.com)
3. Antonio Conte – £13.3m-per-year (per Telegraph)
2. Jurgen Klopp – £15m-per-year
1. Pep Guardiola – £25m-per-year
Tottenham are set to make him the third best-paid manager in the Premier League, behind Klopp and Guardiola.
The latter makes an insane £20m-per-year. To be honest, he’s been worth every penny given how much success he’s bought to Manchester City.
Conte will earn more money than Tuchel – who won the Champions League with Chelsea earlier this year.
Rodgers, Bielsa, Solskjaer and Benitez are also among the league’s best-paid managers.
Spurs really have broken the bank to sign Conte. Time will tell whether it’s money well spent.