According to recent reports from British media, Antonio Conte, the former manager of Chelsea and Inter Milan, has chosen to remain in Italy this week, leaving Tottenham Hotspur players uncertain about his future with the club.
Conte has been heavily linked with the Tottenham job since the sacking of Jose Mourinho in April. However, negotiations between the two parties have reportedly hit a snag due to disagreements over transfer budgets and the club's long-term plans.
Despite the ongoing uncertainty, Tottenham players have continued their preparations for the upcoming season under the guidance of interim manager Ryan Mason. Mason, a former Tottenham player, took charge of the team for the final six games of last season and is highly regarded by the players and fans.
However, the prospect of having a manager of Conte's caliber at the helm is certainly an enticing one for Tottenham supporters. Conte is widely regarded as one of the best managers in world football, having won numerous trophies with Juventus, Chelsea, and Inter Milan.
His highly structured and disciplined approach to the game has proven successful in the past, and many believe he would be the perfect fit for a Tottenham team that has struggled with consistency in recent years.
Despite the speculation surrounding Conte's future, Tottenham players have remained focused on their preparations for the upcoming season. The club has made a number of signings in the transfer window, including the highly-rated goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini and defender Cristian Romero.
With or without Conte, Tottenham will be looking to improve on last season's seventh-place finish and challenge for a top-four spot in the Premier League. The players will be hoping for some clarity on the managerial situation in the coming days, as they gear up for the start of the new season in just a few weeks' time.