Antonio Conte has already signalled his intent to commit his future to Tottenham. Speculation surrounded the top of the last season that the Italian was able to quit the club if the chance was not right and as recently as this week he was linked with a move back to his former club Juventus.
Nonetheless, despite a protracted history of staying at clubs for only a couple of seasons, Conte has already told the club’s chairman and managing director of football he feels more at home at Tottenham. “An important thing for me is that I’m really having fun with working with Tottenham, with these players, especially, and the connection with Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici is sweet,” he said.
“I’m okay, and I feel the club is pleased about this case.” Conte signed for 18 months when he joined the club in November 2021, with the club capable of exercise a one-year extension at the top of this season.
The 53-year-old says it will not be in regards to the contract – but will sit down for talks between now and the top of the season – wherever it is suitable. “If the club and the manager need to work together they’ll proceed to work together,” he said. “In the event that they don’t need to work together they finish.
“Otherwise I don’t see an issue. I don’t see one other situation. I feel at the correct time I’ll take the very best decision. At this moment, I’m really pleased.” Moreover, he labelled people “disrespectful” for linking him with replacing the under-fire Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus,
He said: “It’s incredible that in this era, that is disrespectful for the coach that works in Juventus. And disrespectful for me working for Tottenham. We now have just began the season. Persistently I spoke about this topic and all the time say I’m having fun with my time with Tottenham.”
But at the identical time, it’s a timely reminder for Tottenham that their manager stays hot property. “For the club, it’s a very good investment to have a coach like me and my staff,” Conte said.