The Lowdown: Uncertain future
The Italian arrived in the capital just over a year ago and has made a remarkable impact, but with his contract set to expire at the end of the season and having not yet put pen to paper on fresh terms, his future at Tottenham is uncertain.
The 53-year-old had been heavily linked with a move back to his former club Juventus amid speculation, but there has now been a positive update from the man himself which Spurs supporters will surely be pleased to hear.
The Latest: Conte’s admission
Speaking about his contract situation, Conte admitted that whilst he feels like he has to earn his place at Spurs, it’s every manager’s dream to see out a long-term project.
Quoted by football.london (via TEAMtalk), he said: “You know very well that my contract expires in June. Until that moment the club has to make the best evaluation. I think that everything you need to deserve and it will be important to see the rest of the season and if we are happy with the improvement we are doing.
“I think that every situation it’s important to deserve. From my side, it’s important to feel that I deserve a new contract, to sign a new contract with this club. I have to feel this. We will talk with the club and find the best solution.”
“But you know, I think when you start a path with a club the dream is to stay here for many years and try to build something important. I think it’s very important the relationship you create with the players, the club and the environment around you.”
The Verdict: Fully deserved
Fabio Paratici and Daniel Levy offering Conte a new deal would be nothing less than the manager deserves when you look at how much he has transformed the Tottenham squad over the past 12 months.
The 53-year-old has won 33, drawn nine and lost just 16 of his 58 games in the Spurs dugout, averaging 1.86 points per match (Transfermarkt).
Spurs have also booked their place in the Champions League last 16, and the manager would surely become even more of a fan favourite in N17 should he lead his team to a first piece of silverware since 2008 at the end of the season.
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