Antonio Conte’s tempestuous time on the Tottenham Hotspur bench has come to an early end, terminating the contract by mutual consent, and a return to Serie A would seem to be a strong option.

He had taken the job on November 2, 2021 with a contract that was meant to run until June 30, 2023.

However, his rapport with the club broke down in recent weeks, culminating in a fiery press conference that saw Conte suggest Chairman Daniel Levy had to shoulder the blame for a side that failed to win any silverware in two decades.

The contract was terminated by mutual consent this evening, with reports on Sky Sport Italia suggesting the coach received some of the outstanding salary, but not the full amount.

A return to Italy seems to be the most likely course of action, with returns to Inter or Juventus on the cards.

He left Inter by mutual consent in May 2021, just days after winning the Serie A title, and did the same at Juventus in the summer of 2014, quitting two days into pre-season training.

There have also been reports that Roma are in talks with Conte to take over, as Jose Mourinho seems increasingly likely to walk away at the end of the season.

Other alternatives for Conte include Paris Saint-Germain, who are again struggling, but his poor record in the Champions League might put the club off.

Real Madrid might look towards Conte if Carlo Ancelotti moves on at the end of the season, having been approached by the Brazil national team.

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