Tottenham 'are in talks with Conte over a long-term contract'

Tottenham ‘are in talks with Antonio Conte over a new long-term contract’ and remain ‘confident’ that he will stay at the club – despite the Italian refusing to publicly commit his future to Spurs amid recent poor run of form

  • Spurs have reportedly entered talks with the Italian boss over a long-term deal 
  • Conte, 53, is in the final year of his contract but Spurs have an option to extend 
  • The club remain confident they can tie the Italian down to a new contract
  • Conte has remained coy over his future with Spurs struggling for form lately

Tottenham have reportedly entered talks with boss Antonio Conte over a new long-term contract at the club.

The Italian – who’s current deal ends this season, though the club have an option to extend it by a year – helped guide Spurs back into the top-four spot last year after taking charge in November.

And despite a shaky run of form in recent weeks, the club are looking to reward their Italian coach with a new long-term deal in north London.

Antonio Conte has helped reinstate Spurs back into the Premier League top-four 

The club are confident that they can convince the Italian to commit his long-term future

According to the Athletic, Spurs have opened talks with their Italian coach and remain confident that a deal will be agreed. 

Under the Italian’s guidance, Tottenham have reinstated themselves in the Champions League and have also enjoyed a solid start to this year’s campaign.

They sit third in the Premier League – just three points behind Manchester City – and are close to booking their spot in the Champions League round of 16, ensuring they get a result away at Marseille tomorrow night.

Conte took charge of Spurs after Nuno Espirito Santo’s dismissal in November 2021 and signed an 18 month contract with the option of extending it by a year. 

The Italian has never managed a club for longer than three years but could do so with Spurs

Spurs’ confidence in agreeing a deal is admirable considering the Italian’s reputation for only completing short-term tenures in his career. 

He’s never managed a club for longer than three years – which would be the case if he signs a new deal with Spurs. 

The Italian’s longest tenure at a side came between 2011-2014 when he was in charge of his former playing side Juventus before eventually walking away from the role.

There had been suggestions that the Italian was potentially interested in a return to the Old Lady, with Massimiliano Allegri’s side underperforming this year. 

The Italian agreed an 18-month contract when he first joined the club in November 2021 

His impact on Spurs has been evident and he’s helped transform them back into one of England’s top performing teams.

They maintained their push for another top-four finish after scoring a dramatic 90th minute winner against Bournemouth on Saturday.

Conte’s side found themselves 2-0 down to the newly promoted side before the Italian made a host of changes to spark a frenetic comeback at the Vitality Stadium.

They next travel to Marseille on Tuesday needing a result against the French outfit to confirm their place in the next round of the Champions League. 

Rodrigo Bentancur – one of Conte’s substitutes at Bournemouth – celebrates his winning goal

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