Exclusive: Fabrizio Romano reveals the only way Tottenham can make things work with Conte

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte has been linked with an exit from the club at the end of the season.

The 53-year-old Italian manager will be out of contract in the summer but the London club have the option to trigger a one-year extension in his deal.

Conte has been linked with a return to Italy at the end of the season and it remains to be seen whether he is prepared to commit his long-term future to the London club and sign a new deal with them.

Losing a manager of his quality will be a damaging blow to Spurs’s ambitions. The Londoners have backed Conte significantly in the transfer market so far and Tottenham have certainly improved a lot since his arrival.

However, they are still in need of reinforcements if they are to challenge clubs like Manchester City in the coming seasons.

Antonio Conte to leave Tottenham?

Fabrizio Romano has now revealed in his exclusive Substack column with CaughtOffside that Conte is yet to make a decision on his future. Apparently, the two parties will come to a decision later on in the season during May or June. He also added that the only way Spurs can make things work with the Italian manager is to support him and his ideas unconditionally.

“I’m told no decision has been made yet on Conte or Tottenham side. They will decide later in the season, like May or June. In my opinion there’s just one way to make things work with Conte, coach who I really appreciate: support him and his ideas 100%, otherwise makes sense to part ways.”

It remains to be seen whether Daniel Levy is willing to offer Conte his complete backing in the coming months.

Tottenham will need to bring in better players and plug the weaknesses in their squad. Conte is an ambitious manager who will want to challenge for the major trophies and he is unlikely to stay at spurs if they fail to match up to his ambitions.

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  1. The board basically has backed Conte during the transfer windows. sometimes Conte can see the midfield being overrun but he still persist with wingbacks and often the football is very dull but without the results. obviously we have had some injuries like most clubs and sometimes players underperform like most clubs but at the end of the day he has been backed. he bought Richarlison which hasn’t really worked out and even when Richarlison the last few games has played he may have been a nuisance but he’s not being creative or even look like scoring. he sends out Bryan Gill out on loan just when he looked like he was settling in a bit and brings in Danjuma but isn’t giving him any game time and even on Saturday plays Moura Who is leaving at the end of the season which doesn’t make sense when you have a international player sitting on the bench Who has scored when he’s only played a few minutes of football.

  2. Everything about spurs is a complete shambles. Recruitment extremely poor, average players not capable of getting us challenging for premiere league winners. Overall the whole team with a few exceptions very poor. Dier, Sanchez, Richarlison, Perisic, Moura, Davies, Lo Celso, Ndombale, Loris Holberg, Sessegon. Why buy players like spence, gil, danjuma, if you have no intention of using them. Conte has won titles with his boring style of football but with much better players than we have. Give our youngsters a chance.

  3. Well, I want Conte to stay in Italy and be done with it..I could see it all early on when his style drained the life out of hugely talented Bissouma citing him ‘Not ready’ for his coma inducing football tactics when Bissouma was one of the best midfielders in the premiership for years! I could see it early on that he was all hype and no plan B when utd over ran us early in the season and he just stood there watching them taking us apart for 83mins before he brought a sub on.. his inconsistencies in his interviews are met with inconsistencies on the pitch and millions of spurs fans are choosing other activities to do on a sat afternoon rather team lose 90 mins of our lives watching 10 goalkeepers behind the ball and H Kane..Conte is not elite he’s a one trick pony.. elite managers turn on a sixpence with dexterity mid game like chess grandmasters..Conte has no idea what to do apart from 343… sat was just another annoying example when he tells stellini to take off Porro who was a real attacking threat WHEN we needed a goal and brings on a defensive minded Royal as if we’re 3-0 up protecting a lead! .its insane to keep persisting with the same tactics no matter what and expecting a different outcome..Fabregas warned us and we didn’t listen…Man Utd dodged a bullet.. we should just sack him right now before the Milan game and reinvigorate the team with Poch.. we play the spurs way and Levy the lying salesman promised us Tottenham dna and gave us Coma FC.

  4. As a Juventus supporter I have been following Conte for a number of years. He is still a legend for many Juventus supporters. As much as I respect him as a coach, I have to say that enough is enough. He acts like an emotional spoilt teenager forgetting he is being paid a lot of money to do what he does. If you are not convinced about Tottenham, don’t take the job. Stop playing like Mr Precious and take a decision, either you stay or you go. But if you stay, put your heart and soul into the project. Most of the problems of inconsistency of Tottenham this year are due to him and the players will not commit 100% to a Coach who may not be there tomorrow. Conte, go back to Turin as you do not deserve the job and the salary they have offered you at Tottenham. And Paratici, can he not have a one to one with Conte and be brutally honest with him? Or is he (Paratici) scared that Mr Conte may get offended and walk out? If he does, let him go and you will have a big queue at the door of more reliable coaches ready to take the Tottenham job.

  5. He needs to go now before things get any worse get Potch in we need to get on the right track again and start playing some good football instead of boring and pathetic games

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