Antonio Conte has left Inter Milan by mutual consent, sparking links with the Tottenham job, but Spurs have been warned against appointing the Italian by Simon Jordan.
Former Chelsea boss Conte has agreed to leave Inter despite winning the Serie A title in recent weeks, ending nine years of Juventus dominance.
It is understood Conte fell out with president Steven Zhang and Chinese owners Suning over suggestions Inter need to slash their wage bill by up to 20 per cent and raise £69million in player sales.
Naturally, Conte has emerged as a favourite to fill the Tottenham vacancy, while the club continue to look for a successor to Jose Mourinho, who was sacked last month.
Conte won the Premier League and FA Cup with Chelsea over a two-year spell, but his tenure turned sour, eventually resulting in an acrimonious exit and legal battle with the Blues.
While the Italian’s incredible CV cannot be denied, there are signs of a similar struggle at Inter after two years of success, and the termination of his contract is expected to cost the cash-strapped club £5.2m.
It’s why former Crystal Palace owner Jordan cannot see the intensely demanding 51-year-old taking charge at Spurs.
Jordan told talkSPORT: “He was very impressive at Chelsea and he’s been very impressive at Inter, but he always leaves a trail of carnage and ill feeling.
“If I’m Daniel Levy, knowing my personality, knowing I’m not going to release the purse strings or do precisely what Conte wants me to do, I’m already looking at a potential problem further down the line.
“I think that would be a match made in hell.
“We all sat here and said, ‘How can Daniel Levy and Jose Mourinho get on?’
“It looked alright for about five minutes and now it looks like it was a problem. Somebody got taken out before a cup final.
“That doesn’t tell you everything was happy in the back garden.”