Alasdair Gold has dropped an exciting update on the future of Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte.
In a recent Q&A on football.london, the journalist suggested that, should the 52-year-old be happy with Spurs’ transfer business this summer, there is a very real chance that the Italian could extend his stay at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next season.
Gold also went on to reveal that Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici do possess an option to extend the former Juventus, Inter Milan and Italy manager’s contract in north London for a further year – on the premise that Conte also agrees to remain at the club.
When asked whether the Italian could extend his current deal at Spurs this summer, Gold said: “I wouldn’t rule it out, but one step at a time. Getting him to stay and be happy was an important first step.
“He’s already one of the best-paid managers in the Premier League with his current deal and there is an option, if he and the club both agree, to extend his current contract by another season. Let’s see what happens if he’s happy with the transfer window.”
Considering the quite breathtaking job Conte has already done at Tottenham in such a short space of time, the potential of the 52-year-old remaining at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for what could prove to be another two years is sure to be something that will have Spurs supporters buzzing.
Indeed, despite taking over a lacklustre Tottenham side sitting ninth in the Premier League standings, the Italian oversaw an incredible turnaround in form, guiding the Lilywhites to 17 wins and five draws over his 28 league fixtures in charge – returns that saw Spurs seal a highly unexpected top-four finish on the final day of the season.
Furthermore, it appears as if the 52-year-old also implemented something of a culture change at Hotspur Way, with it being reported back in December that Conte informed Harry Kane he needed to lose weight – after which, despite having scored just one league goal all season, the England captain subsequently went on a run of 16 goals and eight assists over 28 Premier League fixtures under the Italian.
As such, it is clear to see how much of a positive impact Conte has already had in north London, with the prospect of the coach remaining in the Tottenham dugout for two more years undoubtedly providing Spurs’ chances of success with a substantial boost – something that will certainly delight everyone involved with the club.