Alasdair Gold has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur have not yet confirmed if the club’s option to extend Antonio Conte’s contract is for 12 months or potentially longer.
There has been plenty of speculation regarding Conte’s future over recent weeks, with reports from Italy suggesting that the Italian could be open to returning to Juventus when his contract with Spurs runs out at the end of the season (Calciomercato).
Alasdair Gold confirmed on Football.London a couple of weeks ago that Tottenham can activate the option to extend Conte’s contract anytime that they wish.
When quizzed about his future, the Tottenham head coach insisted on Thursday that he is in no rush to extend his deal and that he does not need a new contract in order to be committed to the club (Football.London).
He also reiterated that he has a very good relationship with the club’s hierarchy, and is enjoying his time at Spurs.
Gold has now hinted that Tottenham’s option to extend Conte’s contract could be longer than the 12 months that people assume.
The journalist said on his YouTube channel: “Do you know what I must admit, we’re not entirely sure how long it’s for (the option).
“I presume it’s one year, but I haven’t heard how long that option actually is. It could be 18 months or two years.
“The likelihood is that it’s a year, but I found that interesting when Spurs first announced it they just said an option to extend, they didn’t say how long it is.”
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It is unlikely that Conte would have agreed to an option longer than 12 months.
However, I would not be surprised if the Italian decides to potentially sign a three-year extension to his contract with Tottenham over the coming months if things continue to move in the right direction.
The 53-year-old has spoken about his desire to build a long-term project at Spurs, and I believe he will stick around if the club back his vision.
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