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‘will not wait for him forever’ – Daniel Levy sets January deadline for Tottenham man to sign a new contract

By Mehdi Gokal -

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has stated that he will not wait indefinitely for Antonio Conte to sign a new contract with the club.

According to Tuttosport, Tottenham has set a January deadline for the Italian to make a decision on his future.

Conte’s current contract is set to expire in the summer, with an option for another season, and while Spurs are keen to extend his stay in London beyond that point, he has yet to commit to a new contract. This has fueled speculation about his future, especially with Juventus struggling under Massimiliano Allegri.

Tuttosport has now stated that Conte has “not made clear” whether he’s willing to stay at Spurs for another season. According to the report, Conte is not in a rush to extend his contract and “continues to postpone” any talk of a renewal, “taking his time” making a decision while continuing to observe the developments in Europe, particularly Italy.

A return to Juventus was once considered ‘unthinkable,’ but it seems that everything is falling in place for a stunning return to the Serie A club, and he may be tempted.

But Levy seems to be getting impatient now and has reportedly set a ‘January deadline’ for Conte to come to a decision. If he does not sign an extension by then, the club will start looking for replacement options with the likes of Brendan Rodgers, Thomas Tuchel and Mauricio Pochettino all possible options.

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Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
2 months ago

Brendan Rodgers hahahahaha..Thomas Tantrum Tuchel..laughable .

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago

Levy getting impatient… what a massive crock of sh*t.

Conte was always going to be a two season coach from the start, Levy can’t. wait to get him out the door and continue the jam tomorrow of the last 23 years with a coach who’ll polish turds for him. With ‘Richy’ as Kane’s replacement…

at large
at large
2 months ago

The Italian press are like the Richarlison of media – they just like to wind you guys up.

coys1882
coys1882
2 months ago

What is the point of regurgitating an utter pack of lies from some Italian rag (Tuttosport) that has no insight into the situation whatsoever? Levy has made absolutely no pronouncement on the subject and Conte has a contract till the end of the season.

I have no doubt both parties will wait until Conte’s contract is fulfilled and then, provided both Antonio and the club are happy with the ongoing situation, then the two sides will sit down and negotiate a contract extension. There is nothing more to say at this point.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
2 months ago

If this story is true, firstly Levy must be suspicious regarding Conte’s long term plans and secondly, for once I agree with Levy that the board need to prepare to find a replacement if he has the intention of leaving in the summer if not before. Allegri is on €9 million a year and he signed his contract until 2025, so he won’t be cheap to sack. Two ominous points stick in my mind, firstly that Conte has yet to extend and secondly that his family hare still in Turin. So it appears that the football manager stars have aligned and that the merry go-round will continue with Conte going to Juve, Tuchel going to Bayern to replace the sacked Nagelsmann and Poch heading to either Nice, possibly Leicester or who knows, maybe back to Spurs. All in all, a good day’s work if you can get it.

coys1882
coys1882
2 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

The story is just a pack of lies. The idea that Levy would discuss his managerial contract negotiations with any media outlet, let alone some random Italian sports rag, is patently ridiculous. I would hazard a guess that both parties will wait until the end of the season and review all aspects of the project at hand, before serious contract negotiations will be commenced and hopefully concluded between the two sides.

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  coys1882

It’s also complete nonsense that Levy is getting impatient. It’s highly unlikely that Conte will renew and plans are probably already in place…

Chirpy
Chirpy
2 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

If Conte decided to go in the Summer and we got Nagelsmann i’d be absolutely fine with it

Markp
Markp
2 months ago

time to recycle the coach.

Chirpy
Chirpy
2 months ago

The truth of the matter is contracts for coaches are not worth the paper they are written on in terms of being able to tie someone down. All they do is financially protect the coach (compensated if fired) and the club (compensation if poached).

If Conte signed until 2030 but said he wanted to go in the Summer, what could we do? Keep him against his will and hope he puts in a shift? Not feasible, you can’t give a coach a few games as sub.

We give it until January, and start identifying a Summer replacement if nothing happens.

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  Chirpy

That replacement has already been spoken to…

Chirpy
Chirpy
2 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

If Conte has no intention of signing a deal – and there is zero evidence for this – then i’d hope we have contacted others

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