Alasdair Gold has revealed that he expects Antonio Conte to still be at Tottenham next season because the North London club have no choice but to back the Italian.
Despite Antonio Conte dismissing the speculation linking him with Paris Saint-Germain as fake news (Goal), the reports from France continue to suggest that he is interested in taking over at the Ligue 1 giants (Le Parisien – 03/05/22 via Sport Witness).
Last week, the Spurs boss refused to commit his future to the Lilywhites, insisting instead that he will have a meeting with the club hierarchy at the end of the season (Football.London).
Some reports have suggested that Daniel Levy is fully behind Conte and that Spurs will invest their entire transfer budget on players who are ready for the first team this summer, in an effort to keep the 52-year-old happy (The Athletic).
Gold believes that Spurs have no choice but to give Conte want he wants, particularly given that all of the club’s rivals are expected to strengthen their squads this summer.
The journalist said on his YouTube channel (starting at 6:25): “My gut feeling is that I think he’ll stay. And that is because I don’t think Tottenham have any choice but to back him because of what’s about to happen in the Premier League
“You’ve got Liverpool and City, manager stability, they’re going to spend again, they’re going to continue to improve and progress.
“Chelsea, once they get their sale done, they’re going to have money. And they’re going to replace those players they’re losing because of that instability at the moment.
“Manchester United are going to throw money at trying to fix the problems, the mess they’re in, for Ten Hag to have as best a start as possible.
“And there’s Arsenal, they’ve got a few off their wage bill and they’re looking to spend in the summer. So Tottenham can’t afford to sit still, because if they do, that gap between the top four or five teams is going to be huge.”
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Levy knows that he cannot afford another failed managerial appointment, given how low his own popularity is with the Spurs fan base. For that reason, I expect the Spurs chairman to gamble during this summer’s transfer window and give in to Conte’s demands.
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