Tottenham sacked their manager Nuno Espirito Santo on Monday evening and now look likely to install Antonio Conte as their new gaffer. [The Guardian]
Daniel Levy has come under a lot of criticism for his running of the London club, and if you thought Celtic’s managerial appointment process was frustrating this summer, we weren’t a patch on Spurs and the circus that ensued.
Levy and Spurs now need to stump up serious cash for their new manager when he gets confirmed. Conte wouldn’t take the job in the summer because the finances he wanted weren’t there. The Italian will likely have certain financial expectations to take the club forward.
Why does this benefit Celtic?
We currently have Tottenham player Cameron Carter-Vickers on-loan. Given the funs Conte is likely to get, it looks like there’s no way back for the American international.
Celtic have an option to buy in the summer, but could they go to Spurs in January now and seal a deal for the defender? To get Cameron off the wage bull and receive a fee for the player in January should be a no-brainer for Spurs.
It would come down to how Celtic want to spend their January cash. The Hoops hierarchy could look to bring a few players in and hopefully grab Cameron in the summer.
The defender has done well since coming to the club, I think most Celtic fans would like to see a permanent deal happen.
If you look at Daniel Levy’s history and the way others that know him talk about him will tell you that the arrival of Conte at £10M per year won’t make one iota of a difference to the status of CCV.
Having said that, I don’t think Ange will use his January budget on players already on loan, but instead bring in some new faces and strengthen in areas that need strengthening.
jota also would be brilliant to get him in as our player in jan,.