Tottenham Hotspur coach Antonio Conte, who is suffering from poor performance, mentioned ‘sack before the season’. Until the middle of the season, the topic was whether to accept a renewal from Tottenham, but it seems to have completely changed.
Coach Conte said at a press conference after the 2022-23 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match against AC Milan held at Tottenham Hotspur, London, England on the 9th (Korean time). Tottenham were knocked out of the Champions League by a total of 0-1 in the first and second leg due to a 0-0 draw with Milan that day.
“Now is not the time to talk about my future,” Conte said in an official press conference after the match against Milan.
“It’s a clear situation. It’s been a year and two months since I started working. I always say the same thing. It takes time and patience. You have to find a solution in the transfer market. You have to get the right players and create the right foundation.” He said, “I have a good relationship with Chairman Daniel Levy. It is a contract until June and I am ready to work at Tottenham. I will decide at the end.”
However, Italian TV made a more candid statement. “They can fire me before the season is over,” Conte said.
Tottenham’s defeat on this day effectively confirmed this season’s’irrelevant’. As of the 10th, Tottenham is fourth with 45 points, 18 points behind Arsenal. In fact, the race to win is elimination. They also fell in the round of 32 in the Carabao Cup and the round of 16 in the FA Cup. The UEFA Champions League was the only chance to lift the trophy this season, the last of Conte’s tenure as manager.
According to Sky Sports, when the whistle sounded to signal the end of the match against Milan, home fans booed. 이브벳 토토
Conte’s contract with Tottenham expires on June 30, and Tottenham has an option to extend the contract for another year.
According to Sky Sports Italia, Tottenham offered manager Conte a new contract in January, but then manager Conte put it on hold, saying, ‘I don’t want to think about the future at the moment’.
Coach Conte, who took over as manager of Tottenham in November 2021, was well received by leading the team, which was in the mid-table, to 4th place.