Italian journalist Francesco Oppini has given a worrying update regarding manager Antonio Conte and his future at Tottenham – telling JuventusNews24 that Conte considers Juventus his home and will return at some point.
The 53-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season. The state of affairs is that there is interest from his former club, Juventus. But the relationship between Conte and Andrea Agnelli would need to be repaired – if Conte were to return to Juve.
Then that’s what Spurs want to do. There is an option to extend his contract for a further 12 months – but Spurs may want to extend Conte’s contract beyond June 2024. Dean Jones says Conte and Spurs have a meeting soon.
So there are a few possible outcomes. Conte is leaving Spurs – whether it’s for Juventus, who knows. He could sign an extension, he could sign a long-term contract. Oppini now delivers a verdict, saying he knows Conte calls Juve his home.
“I see it possible,” said Oppini, when asked if Conte could return to Juventus. “From my knowledge, I know that Antonio considers Juve his home and sooner or later he would like to come back.”
Oppini: Tottenham manager Conte calls Juventus his home
Oppini’s verdict might come as no surprise to Spurs fans. But it remains clear. If Spurs are to be able to keep Conte, they need to support him in the transfer market. From January. If you don’t, it will go away.
Daniel Levy will also know that if he can keep Conte, then Harry Kane and Son Heung-min will probably stay too. If Conte leaves, Kane could reconsider his future with his own contract expiring at the end of next season.
Some big decisions to make for Levy in the weeks and months to come. Whatever he does, he will have to put his hand in his pocket, whether it’s keeping Conte and Kane or replacing them.
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