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Tottenham Hotspur ‘likely’ to fail in their bid to renew Antonio Conte’s contract

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Tottenham Hotspur ‘likely’ to fail in Antonio Conte contract talks

Tottenham Hotspur are ‘likely’ to fail in their pursuit of tying down manager Antonio Conte to a new contract, as per Daily Mail.

They cite that the Italian manager likes to build pressure on clubs by holding them hostage using his contract situation ahead of important transfer windows. As it turns out, we are less than 10 days away from the January transfer window’s commencement.

Conte’s contract expires at the end of the season, but it has the option to be extended by another year. The Lilywhites are perhaps not taking any chances and trying to eliminate all variables by outright making him sign him a new deal.

Antonio Conte is yet to renew his contract at Tottenham Hotspur.
Antonio Conte is yet to renew his contract at Tottenham Hotspur. (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images)

They have offered him a payrise of around 1million Pounds a year – by no means a no small amount. But it remains to be seen if it will actually be accepted by the former Juventus and Inter Milan boss.

What next for Conte?

Conte signed a number of players this summer, but when we boil it down to players that immediately strengthened the starting XI, we arguably made just two important signings – Richarlison and Ivan Perisic.

While the latter is a regular fixture down the left flank, Richarlison has strengthened the frontline rather than totally displacing either Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, or Dejan Kulusevski.

Perhaps it’s a good thing if it actually turns out that Conte’s contract renewal is contingent on how Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici perform in the transfer market. A world-class centre-back, a goalkeeper, and perhaps a right-wing-back are the need of the hour.

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Our board would know the kind of response it will elicit if we fail to keep Conte on board because the Italian has shown that he is a very capable manager for our team. Perhaps the ex-Chelsea boss wants a show of trust from our board members, and hopefully, they give that to him once the transfer window opens – be it in January or summer.

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Tottenham Hotspur's Brazilian striker Richarlison warms up ahead of the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on January 19, 2023. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images) Tottenham Hotspur's Brazilian striker Richarlison warms up ahead of the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on January 19, 2023. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
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