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‘He could walk away’, former star’s verdict will worry Spurs fans – opinion

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte has made quite an impact since joining the London club but there have always been rumours surrounding his long-term future at the Premier League club.

Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson has now shared his thoughts on the Italian’s long-term future at the club.

Robinson believes that there are no guarantees when it comes to Conte’s long-term future and the Italian will be the master of his own destiny.

The former Tottenham player claims that even if Conte signs a long-term contract with the London club, he could walk away at any time if he feels like it.

“He could walk away at any time. He is the master of his own destiny. We all know what a strong character he is. I honestly do not think the length of his contract is going to be an issue. Whether it is five months or five years, he will do what he wants. If he wants to stay he will stay and if he wants to go he will go”, Robinson said to Football Insider.

Conte has a tendency of switching clubs from time to time and he is not someone who likes to stick around for the long haul.

Robinson’s claims will certainly come as a bit of a worry for the Tottenham fans who adore the Italian manager.

It is clear that Conte has improved Tottenham enormously since his arrival and they will have to hold on to him for as long as possible if they want to challenge for the major trophies in the upcoming seasons.

Furthermore, top players like Harry Kane will want a world-class manager like him in charge when it comes to evaluating their long-term future at the club as well.

It will be interesting to see whether Daniel Levy can convince the Italian to stay for the long haul by helping him fulfill his ambitions at the London club. Conte is a proven winner and he is likely to demand constant improvement of the squad so that he can win major trophies.

It remains to be seen how the situation develops over the next few years, but there is no doubt that Spurs will have to remain ambitious in the market in order to hold on to their top players and their manager.

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Archibald&Crooks (SC)
Archibald&Crooks (SC)
1 month ago

I think he stays where he is happy and he is certainly happy at the moment.
Of course things can change but life is a gamble.
As long as he delivers the PL title he is the best.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago

Conte is an Old Lady legend.. After winning his third title in a row with them he felt he wasn’t being backed. He wanted Cuadrado, plus he wanted to keep Vidal and others. He fell out with the communications director… Left on a sour note… After 2 years as Italy manager he joined the Chavski. Took them from 10th to 1st in one season. Felt he wasn’t being backed in the transfer market so made his feelings clear. He was sacked. He took the Chavs to court successfully suing them for millions for unfair dismissal… He also left the Chavs on a sour note… Next club Inter he takes them from 11th to 1st again in one season. After selling Lukaku and denying him Giroud he felt he wasn’t being backed. He fell out with the director (the ‘I don’t liar’ remark he made this week was aimed at him)… So yet again he left on a sour note….

I think the Superbowl is a goldmine.. We can make big money now and this can be pumped in to the team… We are a self sufficient model and operate the same as Liverpool.. But now we finally have big bucks coming in and the right manager and right sports director.

After all Conte has been through perhaps he would love to settle long term at a club… Perhaps he always wanted this… Perhaps he will feel the love at Spurs more than anywhere else and actually want to stay for 5, 6 plus years.. Perhaps we will win it all..

History does tend to repeat itself, until the time comes when it doesn’t.
I’m really looking forward to this season and beyond.
May Conte reign for many years to come.. Up the Yids.

Park Lane
Park Lane
1 month ago

You only have to look at Conte, to listen to what he says. The man is beaming and talking about things long-term.

Average Joe OED
Average Joe OED
1 month ago
Reply to  Park Lane

The timing of articles referring to a short Conte stay mmediately following a fairly dominant and team-oriented display
is very strange for sure.

However, since the subject has now been broached:

In a truthful and logical world, history does not in any way support a long-term Conte stay. Conte’s history shows a consistent pattern of short-term, successful management spells. Levy’s history shows a consistent pattern of impatience with management.

I do not know why some fans are trying so hard to convince themselves of any aberration to normal patterns. Many fans also believe Kane should sign an extension based upon the same illogical belief that suddenly Conte does not wear his emotional heart on his sleeve, and that Levy has suddenly discovered a previously unseen ability to place total trust into the hands of a manager and director.

Levy has already begun to revert to type. He took over the Spence dealing because he could not stand staying on the sidelines. Levy dragged negotiations out for weeks – past the point that Spence could travel to Korea to integrate with the squad, only to settle on similar numbers as discussed over the entire procedure. It was maddeningly Levy-esque.

If you think Levy is going to sit back and continue to accept less for the chaff players through Paratici than what ‘he thinks’ they are worth, you are fooling yourself. He has already stepped into Paratici’s path.

Regarding the Conte era: Enjoy it while you can. That is the way Conte eras work. Things are going well, Spurs are showing better play and solid depth going into a season featuring CL competition.

However, Conte continues to be prone to heavy emotional swings, and Levy continues to display an ego that gets in its own way. Any belief in a new pattern of long-term harmony is nothing but self-delusion.

Last edited 1 month ago by Average Joe OED
Park Lane
Park Lane
1 month ago

Nobody thinks Conte is here for 6/7 years, and generally coaches aren’t full-stop, but there is reason to be confident he will stay for another couple after this. Which is fine.

He has a lot of say in transfers it seems, with a DoF he knows. Spurs, ever since the stadium move, are in the top transfer spenders in Europe, net (not the right narrative for this place, but facts > vibes). We have just spent it badly up until now. He is in the best league in Europe, living in a great city, being paid handsomely for it too.

Re the control aspect….Levy gave Arnsesn free reign, then Commolli, then Baldini. Varying success, but all while the club were on the rise. We are now almost at the top table, a DoF who belongs there, and a coach too.

We are a big old club now, people need to get used to it.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago
Reply to  Park Lane

Numbers and records are there to be broken brother.. I would love it if he stayed 6 plus years.

Average Joe OED
Average Joe OED
1 month ago
Reply to  Park Lane

Just one more step in being a big club: Win big honours.

Humans are foolish creatures in relative terms. They do not learn from their mistakes, and they struggle to permanently change their m.o. – which is one major reason their history does tend to repeat itself.

I like where Spurs are at the moment, and I like Conte’s management.

I will believe in the ability of both men to adhere to a long-term shift in their m.o. only when I see it actually happen long-term. Neither man deserves that sort of faith over one nice year. Not from me, anyway. I lack basic faith in humanity in the first place. We suck.

StuSpur
StuSpur
1 month ago

Wasn’t this posted by the same author only a couple of days ago?

Harry Hotspur
1 month ago
Reply to  StuSpur

No 🤣

coys1882
coys1882
1 month ago

What is the point of publishing this speculative drivel? It is utter conjecture, based upon no substance, in addition to which you are merely reconstituting the same article you penned a couple of days ago.

There is a reason for the old saying that most footballers have ‘brains in their boots’ and this is far more the case today than ever before. Most footballers are as ‘thick as two short planks’. Their opinions are not worth listening to in real-time, yet alone devoting time and energy regurgitating.

“Conte could walk away at any time?” So could anybody, at any job, in any walk of life! Naturally, if they are under contract, they could also be sued for breach of contract. Either way, it’s a pointless statement and considering how manifestly content Conte is right now, it’s also highly implausible.

Notwithstanding, printing this kind of opinionated rubbish is merely aping the low-life tabloids and the semi-literate hacks they employ to lie to the public. They don’t purvey news any more, they fabricate it out of thin air, in order to create controversy. Just stick to the facts and maintain the integrity of this website in proffering informed and contrarian opinion.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
1 month ago

Is this nonsense really what we need to be reading 🤷🏻‍♂️

These guest blogs are truly cringe.

judge
judge
1 month ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

I have NEVER understood this pessimism , it must happen at other clubs too , but what is it that brings the doom-mongers to our tables for no apparent reason ?
Conte has brought calm and concentration , a focus on the right things . I was a fan of Poch , loved him in fact , but Conte is a different animal altogether .
He is the HEAD master , players and fans listen to him intently despite his English being disjointed at times he still manages to infect you with his beliefs .
And while that is the case , why should he leave Spurs ? I feel he is growing into this job , barely begun to impose his ‘philosophy’ onto the squad , he must be feeling excited by the licence he has been given and for all the talk of underspend on the proposed £150m , he appears to have completely re-energised the squad . He is a football thoroughbred and I believe that while he is allowed to be Master of his destiny – he will choose Spurs for many more years . There is not another club on this earth that has our potential and I am sure he sees this too …..long may you stay Antonio ………….. C O Y S !!!!!!!!!!!!

Harry Hotspur
1 month ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Well, stop bloody reading them!

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

What guest blog?… It’s Paul Robinson talking to football insider… That goal he let in (blame the bobble) was truly cringe.

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