August 20, 2022

PSG would need to double Conte’s wages

Antonio Conte has reportedly outlined his demands if he is to quit Tottenham Hotspur for Paris Saint-Germain, which includes doubling his £13million Spurs wage.

Reports in France have claimed that PSG are set to sack manager Mauricio Pochettino, despite the Argentine guiding the Parisians to the Ligue 1 title this season.

Pochettino – who was in the running to become the next Manchester United boss – has endured a somewhat difficult campaign with PSG this season.

Underwhelming campaign

PSG were crowned league champions following their 1-1 draw with Lens on Saturday, but Pochettino and his squad have come under intense scrutiny since their exit from the Champions League in the last 16 at the hands of Real Madrid.

Conte is one candidate being touted as a possible replacement for Pochettino, despite the former Chelsea manager having only joined Spurs in November.

As reported by RMC Sport, Conte is demanding a salary of around £25million – which is nearly double his Tottenham wage – if he is to take the PSG job.

Antonio Conte PSG demands

Conte wants social media director to control ‘Instagram players’

The report adds that the Italian would ask the club to employ a social media director to help control the dressing room amid fears there are too many ‘Instagram players’ at Le Parc des Princes. Conte would also insist on having the authority over transfers and would want to bring his own staff to Paris.

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With Erik ten Hag being named Red Devils boss, Pochettino has been left in an uncertain position – with PSG now negotiating the terms of his departure, according to Le Parisien.

It is thought that the French giants no longer want the Argentine to be the club’s manager, and Pochettino no longer wants to continue with the Ligue 1 giants.

Antonio Conte PSG demands

Pochettino sacking would prove costly

Should PSG opt to sack Pochettino and his coaching staff – who all have one year left on their contracts – it would reportedly cost the club £12.6m.

Despite Conte’s reported interest in the role, former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is said to be the preferred target.

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