Former Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has been installed as one of the early favourites for the Newcastle job.
The Italian is currently out of work after resigning from his position as Inter Milan manager at the end of last season, but Blues supporters on Twitter feel he would be up for taking on the role at St James’ Park:
Perfect fit for Conte – unlimited budget, board appetite to make loads of signings, pressure to win.
— Teja (@TeeAda12) October 7, 2021
obviously they will give Antonio Conte the job
— ####### (@sysnimda) October 7, 2021
If its Conte the leagues in trouble
— Luke cfc Thompsett (@LukeThompsett) October 7, 2021
Omo give Conte the Job and Newcastle will win a European Trophy asap
— Ogwu Awun 🇬🇧🐜 (@Will__Juice) October 7, 2021
Lol I knew conte will have the job premier league is gonna be hot like hell
— lekidosneh (@lekido45) October 7, 2021
Conte wanted a project,i think this job suits hime more than frank imo,
— 🌟Bøkã🌟 (@Boney001) October 7, 2021
I really hope it's Conte just so Man Utd can't get him!
— pete crowther (@thechelskikid) October 7, 2021
Conte did reject Tottenham in the summer, and he has also been linked with the managerial positions at Arsenal and Manchester United in recent weeks.
However, the opportunity presented by Newcastle could be too good to turn down. The 52-year-old is keen on having a lot of investment in order to build a winning team and he would certainly be backed by the Magpies.
UEFA and Premier League Financial Fairplay rules mean there will be limitations on what the North East club will be able to do in the transfer market, but they could more than match Conte’s ambitions.