Garth Crooks has warned that ‘one wrong move’ from Daniel Levy could still cause Antonio Conte to consider his future at Tottenham, despite the club’s recent strong run of form.
Spurs strengthened their grip on fourth place in the Premier League after thrashing Aston Villa 4-0 on Saturday, taking advantage of their closest rivals dropping points.
The hammering is the latest of a string of confident performances in recent weeks, with wins over Newcastle, Everton and West Ham confirming an upward trajectory under Conte ahead of the run-in.
But Crooks feels Spurs are not out of the woods regarding Conte just yet and claims things could change at any moment if chairman Levy makes a poor move down the line.
He wrote in his column for BBC Sport: “This was a super show by Spurs and in particular Son Heung-min. The South Korea international is looking lethal in front of goal again.
“It is also noticeable that when Son scores, Harry Kane tends to be the provider. Both players appear to be constantly looking for each other in and around the box these days and it is a feature that has transformed Tottenham’s fortunes.
“Fourth spot now looks achievable and that will be crucial in determining the futures of Kane and Conte at the club.
“Don’t think for one minute Conte is a permanent fixture at Spurs. One wrong move from the chairman, or should the team’s performance dip, and this serial winner will be out the door.”
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Conte has got his team playing the way he wants them to and they are now in a great position to finish in the top four.
His outbursts can happen at any moment, especially when his team is not playing well, but it is the job of Levy and the players to do their jobs to a good level to prevent that from happening.
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