Antonio Conte ‘would want to DOUBLE his £13m Tottenham salary to quit and take the PSG job’… and would crack the whip with a social media director to control Neymar and Co over fears of too many ‘Instagram players’!
- Antonio Conte reportedly has a series of demands if he is to quit Spurs for PSG
- Conte has emerged as a contender to replace Mauricio Pochettino if he is sacked
- Pochettino’s future at PSG is uncertain despite the club winning the Ligue 1 title
- Reports claim Conte is interested in taking over at the French giants
Antonio Conte has reportedly outlined his demands if he is to quit Tottenham for Paris Saint-Germain – including doubling his £13million Spurs salary and installing a social media director to control ‘Instagram players’.
Reports in France this week have claimed PSG are set to sack Mauricio Pochettino, the former Spurs boss who has been linked with a return to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Pochettino, who was in the running to become the next permanent manager of Manchester United, has endured a mixed campaign with PSG this season.
Antonio Conte has reportedly outlined his demands if he is to quit Tottenham for PSG
Reports in France have claimed PSG are set to sack manager Mauricio Pochettino
PSG were crowned champions following their 1-1 draw with Lens on Saturday, but despite running away with the league title, Pochettino and his players have come under intense scrutiny since their exit from the Champions League in the last 16.
Conte is among those touted as possible replacements for Pochettino, despite the Italian having only joined Spurs in November.
According to RMC Sport, Conte wants a salary of around £25million – nearly double his Tottenham wage – if he is to be persuaded to take the PSG Job.
The French network also reported the Italian would demand a social media director to help control the dressing room amid fears there are too many ‘Instagram players’ – such as Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi – at the club.
Conte is said to be concerned there are too many ‘Instagram players’ at PSG at the moment
PSG winning the Ligue 1 title has not eased speculation over Pochettino’s future in France
Conte, who is hoping to guide Spurs to Champions League football, is likely to insist on having the authority over transfers and will want to bring his own staff to Paris, RMC Sport reported.
Ten Hag taking over the reins at Old Trafford has left Pochettino in an uncertain position as he is set to become a free agent this summer and PSG are now negotiating the terms of his departure, according to Le Parisien.
The report suggests that Pochettino no longer wants to continue with the French giants, while the club also do not want the Argentine to be their manager going forward.
It is claimed that PSG will need to pay a fee of £12.6m in order to sack Pochettino and his coaching staff, who have one year left on their contracts.
Conte has made an impact since joining Tottenham in November as they push for the top four
Conte has managed to turn Tottenham’s fortunes around and put them back in contention for a top-four finish in the Premier League.
Spurs currently sit fifth, just two points behind rivals Arsenal with five games left to be played this season.
Despite Conte’s reported interest in the PSG job, former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is said to be the preferred target.