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“The present is now” – Antonio Conte declines to comment about his future at Tottenham

By Eddie Razo -

Tottenham Hotspur has been quiet this January transfer window, and as the month hits the midway point, there are only 16 days until it closes. Manager Antonio Conte has done all he can without making any additions to the squad as Spurs are fighting for a top-four spot. 

However, Conte is reportedly questioning his future with the north London as the Italian tactician might be frustrated about what he fears may be a lack of serious activity from Levy and football director Fabio Paratici in the current transfer window.

The 52-year-old had the opportunity to put some cold water on these rumors during his press conference with the media, but Conte left the door open to potentially departing if Spurs aren’t ready to commit financially. 

“Honestly, I like to live in the present and not to think a lot of the future,” Conte said, whose remarks were relayed by the Daily Mail. “Now it is important to live in the present, to improve the situation and get the best out of my players.”

“The present is now; the future is later. Later could be too much late for us. I signed a contract for the end of the season and then one year more. But I am enjoying my time, and I have a good relationship with the chairman and the general director.”

Last summer, Conte departed Inter Milan when the Italian club decided to sell essential parts to their squad that won Serie A, such as Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi, and not replace them with players similar to their level. 

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Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
6 months ago

I get that the January transfer window is harder to operate in than the summer one, though deals have been done from day 1 by other clubs. Conte apparently really wants Traore. Wolves are happy to let him go for a mere £20m, down from £40-50m in the summer. Our squad is poor and badly needs reinforcing, everyone can see this, perhaps excepting the myopic Levy with his blinkers on and inability to see anything of importance.
IMO it is disrespectful to Conte not to get that deal done in the first week of January. Levy might as well stick 2 fingers up to Antonio at the training ground and say “You want Adama? Well lets see if I can get him on deadline day and save a couple of mill. Welcome to spurs Antonio, I’m the only megastar around here and watch my transfer masterclass”.
By his crazy penny pinching Levy is risking alienating Conte from almost the word go. Conte is the best manager we can hope for and there is no reserve waiting in the wings. It seems Levy has already forgotten about his self induced manager shambles of the summer, and the fact that so many quality managers turned down his poison chalice, largely because of his character.
Can you imagine what Conte is thinking right now? Of course he’s p#ssed, he’s a human being after all. His wishes are being snubbed despite the CEO being in a position of zero power when it comes to appointing managers. Conte is being treated like some rookie manager whom Levy doesn’t trust with transfer funds “in case he’s not good enough”.
It’s the ultimate insult to treat Conte this way and Levy will live to regret it. Though I doubt his ego would ever allow him to be responsible for anything bad. In his own little mind he is right and everyone else is wrong.
My theory is Levy the losing gambler is once again gambling that Conte can get top 4 without any money being spent. His bizarre plan being that the CL money will pay for Conte’s summer war chest, and save him from having to sink club funds into new players. Money that can instead go on developing N17 or whatever dodgy distractions he has sidelined for the long suffering fans money.
I cannot believe Levy is so stupid as to risk alienating a world class manager that is our ONLY hope of ever having the chance to become reborn again and climb the table and win things, because he is so stupid and shortsighted to want to save a mere £20m in the short term. The man has zero strategic acumen and is a danger to the wellbeing of THFC. His stupidity knows no bounds. Lets see how long Conte puts up with these insults, because make no mistake that’s what they are.

Last edited 6 months ago by Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
6 months ago

Hi H, perhaps this is worthy of a guest blog? Your choice of course.

Harry Hotspur
6 months ago

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Even Conte can't save us
Even Conte can't save us
6 months ago

If we want to be an elite club , surely we should be looking at better players than Traore

Cabspur
Cabspur
6 months ago

Spot on mate.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
6 months ago
Reply to  Cabspur

Thanks Cab.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
6 months ago

You can’t believe he’d be so stupid to do these things, just look at his track record.

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
6 months ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

We have go to a point where we ll now would be delighted with Traore, because that’s now seems all there is.
GCTM..his post is of course accurate ..this isn’t intransigence by Levy ..this is how he wants it…fans need to start accepting this or stop going..it isn’t going to change Levy has his borrowing facility .ENIC have the land etc …soon the push to get rid of the residents of Northumberland Park will gain weight..again..The Football Club just isn’t important, the entertainment facility is though.
We are being completely and utterly mugged off….but we feel like that because we care about the football club the Chmn doesn’t. It is simply a vehicle for his land procurement.

East Stand
East Stand
6 months ago

Agree with all of that, Levy has backed himself onto a corner. No matter how ‘right’ he considers himself, back in the real world Levy has zero influence, power or draw for anyone at the top level of football anymore.

His delusions of grandeur are completely at odds with his pound-shop mentality. Extra delusional if he thinks he’s viewed any other way, anymore…

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