Many are speculating that Conte was to be the first choice of managerial job at Manchester United should Solskjaer be sacked earlier.
Solskjaer kept his job at Old Trafford despite a record-breaking 5-0 home defeat against Liverpool, with Conte signing up at Spurs soon after.
It took two more humiliating losses against Manchester City and Watford for Solskjaer to finally be relieved of his duties, but by then Conte was already under employment in north London.
Antonio Conte may be regretting joining Tottenham and not waiting for Manchester United, according to a man who played for both sides.
Premier League and Serie A winning manager Conte was the bookies’ favourite to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer back at the start of November, but clearly became impatient.
Although, it’s possible that he may be having some regrets, with a 2-1 Europa Conference League loss to Slovenian minnows NS Mura showing the Italian just how big a job he has at hand.
“At this moment the level at Tottenham is not so high,” Conte candidly admitted post-match.
The former Spurs and United striker, as well as legendary talkSPORT host, Alan Brazil, believes Conte must be feeling some regret.
“Conte, he’ll never admit it, but he must be saying why didn’t I just wait,” Brazil said.
“Why didn’t I just wait. I’d now be standing on the touchline at Old Trafford.
“It was crystal clear that Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] was on thin ice.”
Solskjaer was eventually removed after nearly three years at the club, ending his tenure trophyless.
Conte on the other hand will have no other choice, than to remain in Tottenham as their manager as his contract with the club still stands.