Antonio ​Conte talks with Tottenham advancing rapidly

Former Chelsea manager Antonio ​Conte is emerging as the most likely man to take the Tottenham hot seat.

Antonio ​Conte , who recently departed from Serie A champions Inter Milan, is discussing terms with Spurs at the moment.

BBC says talks between Conte and Spurs have advanced quickly, with expectation growing that the Italian will succeed Jose Mourinho as manager.

Spurs had made contact with former manager Mauricio Pochettino, now in charge of PSG, last week.

But the Parisians remained stubborn that they would not let Pochettino leave.

The north London club have been without a manager since Mourinho was sacked on April 19.

Antonio Conte, who won the Premier League when he was at Spurs’ London rivals Chelsea, would be tasked with getting the club back into the top four.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 21: Antonio Conte, Manager of Chelsea poses with the Premier League Trophy after the Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on May 21, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

A potential appointment would mark a return to England for the 51-year-old three years after he left Chelsea, where he won both the Premier League and FA Cup during two seasons in charge.

Conte joined Chelsea after Euro 2016 having previously coached Italy for two years.

With Ryan Mason as interim boss, Spurs finished the season in seventh on the Premier League table.