Antonio Conte says he needs to EARN a new contract at Tottenham


Antonio Conte says he needs to EARN a new contract at Tottenham after joining on an 18-month deal in November… with the Italian not worried about a lack of job security as he implements his vision on the side

  • Antonio Conte has urged fans not to read too much into his length of contract
  • The Italian has an 18-month deal but says he prefers to not be a financial burden
  • Conte is keen to rebuild Tottenham after describing them as a ‘middle’ team 











Antonio Conte revealed he prefers to sign short contracts to avoid his considerable salary becoming a burden for clubs.

But he insists his Tottenham deal is long enough to help him solve their problems.

Conte painted a bleak picture of how far away Spurs are from the Premier League’s best sides following their Carabao Cup defeat to Chelsea, describing them as a ‘middle’ team and warning they need ‘so much time’ to resolve their multitude of issues.

 Antonio Conte is convinced he can oversee a Tottenham rebuild even with his short contract

Conte called on supporters and club management to show patience as he rebuilds the team

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Conte called on supporters and club management to show patience as he rebuilds the team

However, Conte only signed an 18-month contract, which included an option to extend and is worth around £13m-per-year, sparking questions about whether he will have long enough to oversee that process.

He insisted: ‘I don’t need a long contract to be sure to work for a club. 

‘I’m open to improve the Tottenham situation and I’m available to give my opinion, my vision and it won’t be a problem for me, a short contract.

‘The club has to appreciate my job and then to extend my contract but only if I showed the club to deserve this.

After losing 2-0 to Chelsea in first leg of Carabao Cup semi-finals, he pointed to a quality gap

 After losing 2-0 to Chelsea in first leg of Carabao Cup semi-finals, he pointed to a quality gap

‘I’m not a coach that wants many years of a contract. Also, it’s not fair. Because I know very well I’m a top coach with an important salary for the club. 

‘I don’t want to commit clubs for many years because I understand the salary is an important salary for the club and I have to deserve this type of contract.’

Conte also confirmed Son Heung-min is set to be sidelined until next month after suffering a leg injury against Chelsea.

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He will miss their next five games starting with Sunday’s FA Cup tie against Morecambe but also the second leg against Chelsea and important league games against Arsenal, Leicester and Chelsea.

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