Conte's Tottenham deal to eclipse Mourinho, Klopp and Zidane

Former Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte is negotiating a deal to take over at Spurs with a salary that would make him the world's third highest-paid manager.

Conte's Tottenham deal to eclipse Mourinho, Klopp and Zidane
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Antonio Conte is on the verge of signing for Tottenham Hotspur after leaving Inter Milan, where he would replace José Mourinho as the Premier League side’s permanent coach after the interim tenure of Ryan Mason following the Portuguese’s sacking. Conte had been linked with Real Madrid but reports suggested his salary demands were a stumbling block for the Bernabéu board and according to La Stampa, the former Chelsea manager is not going to sell his services to Spurs cheaply: the Italian media outlet states that Conte is seeking an annual wage of €20 million to take over at Tottenham, which would make the ex-Italy coach the third highest-paid manager in world football.

Conte is widely expected to be imminently confirmed as the new Spurs manager and if his salary demands are met only Diego Simeone and Pep Guardiola will be ahead of the 51-year-old in the managerial wage table.

Simeone, Guardiola the highest-paid coaches in world football

According to figures published by L’Equipe in March, the title-winning Atlético Madrid manager is the highest earner in football, on a salary of €43m in the Spanish capital. Manchester City manager Guardiola, who delivered the Premier League title this season and led his side to the Champions League final, where they lost to Conte’s former club Chelsea, earns €22.6m per year at the Etihad.

Mourinho, who is now in charge at Roma, was on €17m at Spurs, although the Serie A side has not yet revealed how much the Portuguese will earn at the Stadio Olimpico.

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp and former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane completed the top five of football’s highest-paid coaches, according to the L’Equipe list.