Tottenham Hotspur’s search to find a successor for José Mourinho has seen them linked with a handful of candidates.

Antonio Conte is currently leading the list and there have been various claims made about the former Chelsea manager in England and Italy over the past few days.

On Thursday, Sport Italia journalist Gianluigi Longari reported talks between the two parties continue, and the 51-year-old is ‘making in-depth assessments’ of the north London club’s squad.

Sky Italia now have a short update, relayed by CalcioNapoli24, and they state Tottenham want the Serie A winning manager and they want to entrust him with a long term technical project.

Conte, who left Inter Milan at the end of last month, is ‘not convinced’ to take the Spurs job because of the unlikely prospect of winning anything soon.

In the Premier League era, Spurs have won only two League Cups and they won their last trophy in 2008, nine years after they won the same competition [League Cup].

Conte is held back by the fact that he could not win anything ‘immediately’ with Spurs. Sky Italia add the coach’s response to Tottenham is expected by Monday.