Former Kilmarnock boss Angelo Alessio is set to be denied to link up with Antonio Conte at Spurs after the president of his current side admitted that he expects the Italian to “remain with the team.”

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Alessio is currently managing in Indonesia, where he is in charge of Persija, and president Mohamad Prapanca has told Indonesian media that the they want the Italian to continue the work he has been doing, saying: “We still have confidence that Alessio is a good coach for the Persija team and will remain with the team.

We see his performance is getting better and better, his training program and strategy is quite good.

“In our eyes, Alessio still has the belief in his management target here and hopefully it can be achieved.”

Long-term partnership with former Kilmarnock boss

Alessio and Conte first worked together at Italian minnows Siena, winning promotion from Serie B before taking the reins at Juventus and dominating the domestic scene.

Three league titles and two Italian Super Cups followed before Alessio had a stint in charge of the Turin giants as caretaker in 2012 – with the pair’s next move to the Italy national team.

 

Their return to club football with Chelsea brought Premier League success but Alessio’s decision to go back into management in his own right got off to a disastrous start at Kilmarnock.

Twenty two games in charge of Killie saw the Ayrshire side knocked out of Europe by Connah’s Quay Nomads and picking up eight wins during his reign.

Alessio was sacked with Kilmarnock sitting fifth in the league and took over at Persija in June – however it doesn’t look like he’ll get the chance to link up with Conte yet at Tottenham.

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