Tottenham Hotspur are set to open talks with manager Antonio Conte over his expected dismissal, reports the Daily Mail.
Spurs will discuss the terms of an exit as he is due around £4 million in compensation if fired.
Conte earns £15m per year at the north London club, and he still has three months left on his deal.
Tottenham have held discussions over a potential severance package.
However, it is unknown if the Italian will agree to their terms.
There is an option to extend Conte’s contract by 12 months.
Luckily for Spurs, there is no obligation for them to compensate him for that extension clause.
They will also need to compensate the members of his backroom staff.
Once both parties reach an agreement, an official statement announcing they have parted company is expected.
Conte is currently in Italy and Ryan Mason took training yesterday.
The majority of the Spurs first-team squad are on international duty, but those who remained worked with the former interim manager.
Mason could be given the chance to take charge of the team until the end of the campaign.
Tottenham are fourth in the Premier League after 28 games but could be overtaken by the chasing pack with games in hand.
They have been linked with Eintracht Frankfurt manager Oliver Glasner.
Their former manager Mauricio Pochettino is also believed to be on their radar.
Celtic’s Ange Postecoglou and a couple of Premier League managers are also reportedly in the running.
Spurs have got it wrong with their last three appointments since Pochettino left.
They cannot afford to make another mistake, and the board may need to start looking at themselves for most of the club’s failures.
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