ottenham boss Antonio Conte has rubbished reports linking him with the Paris Saint-Germain job, calling them “fake news” and “lies”.
It had been suggested that the Italian was interested in taking over from Mauricio Pochettino at the French champions this summer, raising the possibility of a job swap that would have seen the Argentine return to north London.
However, when asked about the links on Friday, Conte said: “Obviously, I think that it’s good that other clubs admire my work. This is one thing. [But] the truth is that I don’t like when people try to invent news.
“Only to speak, only to create problems. This is not right, not fair for me, for the clubs involved and for my players.
“Also because we’re really focused on these five games to get a fantastic result for us. I repeat. This type of situation makes me smile.
“But I think that also the people that want to tell something about this have to show respect for all the people involved in this situation, and not invent news and tell a lot of lies.
“In this situation, [anyone] who works in football – players or managers – know very well that at this point of the season, a lot of fake news starts to go out.”
More to follow.