In October, Conte found himself linked with the managerial roles at both Manchester United and Barcelona, with both those teams' head coaches under pressure at the time.
Scroll through the gallery above to see some of the trophies Conte has won in his managerial career, per Transfermarkt
One club that was not linked with the Italian tactician in that moment was Spurs, who had tried to convince him to join them earlier this year, but his representatives and the London club's hierarchy failed to come to an agreement on a deal.
However, in an unexpected change of circumstances, and with Nuno Espirito Santo having now left the Lilywhites, Conte has now reached a verbal agreement with the Premier League side, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who credits Fabio Paratici, Tottenham's managing director of football, as the man who changed the 52-year-old's mind about joining.
Another factor in potentially securing the ex-Inter Milan boss' signature could be the deal that the outspoken manager is said to be set to sign.
According to the Daily Mail, his overall earnings for an 18-month contract ending in June 2023 will be in the region of £20 million (R420 million), while Tottenham are also understood to be considering the possibility of inserting a 12-month extension option into the deal too.
This salary would see him become the third-highest-paid manager in the Premier League, per the Mail.
Here are the 10 costliest squads in Europe's top five leagues, and how much was spent putting their current team together, per the CIES Football Observatory