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“Fair”- Conte justifies his position as one of the top earners in the PL

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Tottenham Hotspur boss, Antonio Conte, is a proven winner.

Antonio Conte believes his salary at Tottenham Hotspur is justified

Speaking to Stefano Corti in an Italian comedy show called Le Iene (h/t The Athletic), Antonio Conte has said that his current salary at Tottenham Hotspur is justified and a fair reflection of his abilities.

Conte joined Tottenham as the new manager this month for a contract worth £13million a year. His current deal will expire in the summer of 2023, but also has an option to extend it by a year should both parties agree to it.

The Italian defended his financial earnings from the Inter and Spurs job after he was teased by the host. He said it is fair that such an amount is paid for his services since he is at the top of the chain.

Antonio Conte believes his salary at Tottenham Hotspur is justified. (Credit: AFP)
Antonio Conte says his financial earning are justified. (Credit: AFP)

“Yeah, but come on, it’s not like that. If you do a good job it is only right that you do well. I work at the top and so what they pay me is fair.”

The Spurs boss is the third-highest paid in the football world when compared to his peers. He is topped only by Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola and Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp in terms of salary package. Diego Simeone closely follows him at fourth in the list.

Guardiola earns £18.7m a year, whereas Klopp gets £16m per season. Simeone, meanwhile, has a salary of £12.75m each term. Thomas Tuchel, the coach of the Premier League leaders currently, receives “just” £7m each year at Chelsea, which is quite a drop off compared to the others.

Antonio Conte believes his salary at Tottenham Hotspur is justified. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Antonio Conte led Tottenham Hotspur to a draw in his first league game in charge. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

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While the former Chelsea boss may have had pressure at other clubs with his pay, he would not face it at the North London club due to the circumstances. He is warranted time and signings to help the club achieve silverware, and, thus he is handed some leeway.

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