The future of Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte continues to be a topic of discussion. After this season, the Italian tactician is expecting the north London club to back him financially to improve the squad and transform it into one that challenges for trophies.
However, should Spurs not commit to him and invest in the squad, then the question will become whether Conte decides to stick around for another season. The Athletic’s Jack Pitt-Brooke shared his insight into where the Tottenham manager could exit if he leaves the Premier League side in a mailbag column.
“Two options stand out. One is Paris Saint-Germain. Yes, Mauricio Pochettino still has a season left on his contract after this one, but after their Champions League embarrassment against Real Madrid, and given Manchester United’s interest in him, it feels unlikely that he will see out that final year. PSG have been interested in Conte in the past and he is surely the best coach they could plausibly get this summer,” Pitt-Brooke said.
“The other is Roma. They still have Jose Mourinho, but they are sixth in Serie A, eight points outside of the Champions League places with eight games to go. The challenge of trying to win Roma their first scudetto since 2001 would appeal to Conte, as would the fervor of their fanbase and the backing of their new owners.”
He’s under contract until 2023, but the 52-year-old is willing to leave a job if a club doesn’t want to back him financially. Conte left Inter Milan after winning Serie A after the club wanted to cut back on expenses and sold significant players off the league-title squad.
The ball seems to be in Tottenham’s court to either invest a significant amount required to win trophies or perhaps see him walk.
What line, I read the contract, but may have missed it. Conte going nowhere. None of the teams being touted are any closer than Spurs to win a Sunday league.
My understanding is that Conte has a clause that allows him to leave , possibly by mutual consent, this summer.
Cannot see Daniel spending and other coaches will be available…wether they will want to work for a fantasist egomaniacal property developer is another question.