'Good thing': Some Chelsea fans react as Antonio Conte closes in on taking the Tottenham job

Chelsea supporters on social media were pretty unified in their response to Tottenham Hotspurs’ possible managerial appointment of Antonio Conte.

According to numerous reports, Conte is now the front runner to take over from Nuno Espirito Santo in the Spurs hot seat.

Nuno was axed from his duties earlier today, following the 3-0 home Premier League loss to Manchester United.

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His reign lasted just 124 days, with a record of nine wins and seven defeats from 17 matches.

Conte’s Chelsea connection

Tottenham have earmarked Conte as the man they want to replace the departed Portuguese coach.

The Italian’s last English job was at the helm of Chelsea, before leading Inter Milan to the Serie A crown last season.

Understandably, Blues fans have a deep affiliation with their former manager, who guided the club to a league title in 2016/17.

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However, they seemed pretty nonchalant about Conte’s potential move to their London rivals.

Indeed many Chelsea fans were pretty pleased with the rumour, as they felt Conte would be less of a danger to them at Tottenham than if he took charge at Manchester United.

Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:

Best man for the Spurs vacancy?

Of course, Chelsea followers can be pretty relaxed about who Tottenham announce as their next man in command.

As current Premier League table toppers, with a 10 point buffer between themselves and Spurs, the situation at Stamford Bridge is totally golden.

Thomas Tuchel has renovated the team, building upon the crumbling foundations left by Frank Lampard.

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Landing Conte would be a decent coup for Daniel Levy, although the task at hand across the capital is ginormous.

Plus, the last time Levy selected an ex-Chelsea member in the dugout, the end result was not a happy one.

Jose Mourinho made very few friends whilst he was in charge of Tottenham between 2019 and 2021.

Can Conte change the side’s fortunes, or fall the way of his predecessors?

Selfishly, Chelsea enthusiasts will probably be hoping for the latter.

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"Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produced regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League. Nathaniel is a full-time writer for the Chelsea Chronicle, and was formerly their social media man. His footballing career reached the sparkling heights of winning the Under-13s Bloxham Tournament in 2011."