Alasdair Gold has dropped a big claim about Tottenham Hotspur’s future after news emerged regarding Antonio Conte and Daniel Levy.
The Lowdown: Conte’s up-and-down tenure
Since the 52-year-old arrived at Hotspur Way, Spurs’ results have fluctuated dramatically, seemingly going from one extreme to another. For example, in the Italian’s last 14 games in charge, Spurs have won six and lost eight, with only two consecutive losses coming in a row – every other result has alternated between victory and defeat.
Consequently, rumours have arisen about the Italian’s future in north London concerning whether or now he will remain as Tottenham manager next season.
The Latest: Gold’s verdict
Taking to Twitter, Gold shared a corresponding article from football.london following Spurs’ 3-2 loss to Manchester United and claimed that Conte has now backed Levy into a corner by bluntly stating “I repeat I hope that we are in the same way” when discussing the club’s ambition.
The journalist tweeted: “My Tottenham talking points as there are aspects Conte is improving about this Spurs team but again it was an ‘every other’ game when his big players didn’t show. Conte has now backed Daniel Levy into a corner. How he reacts will define the coming years.”
The Verdict: Levy needs to back Conte
Gold revealed that Conte will be very clear where the blame lies if he leaves the club over the summer.
This follows the 52-year-old’s admission prior to Saturday’s clash with Man United when he stated that he wants to remain with the Lilywhites next year, but he will only do so if Levy and the club match his ambition in challenging for trophies.
Considering the excitement among many Spurs fans when Conte was hired in November, if he were to depart this year, the supporters may feel that Levy would be to blame. Therefore, this seems a clever move by the manager, as the Spurs chief will be forced into making a huge decision either way.
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