Jamie Carragher believes Conte might not be at Tottenham next summer

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Jamie Carragher
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Jamie Carragher has claimed that Antonio Conte will be in a hurry to do something special at Tottenham since the Italian does not tend to stick around for long at clubs.

Conte is set to embark on his first full campaign in charge of Spurs after helping to turn the North London club’s season around last time out.

The Italian has been backed in this summer’s transfer window, with Tottenham bringing six players in through the door and doing so early so that the new faces have had time to settle in ahead of the new campaign.

The Spurs head coach has sounded positive during pre-season, even hinting recently that he could stick around at the club for ‘many years’ and build a long-term project (Football.London).

However, Carragher believes the 53-year-old might not be at Tottenham in 12 months. The former Liverpool defender stated that Conte was building something at Spurs and might go ‘all-out’ this season.

Carragher told Sky Sports’ Football Daily: “There’s something about Spurs and Conte. I think we all know and Conte knows, he doesn’t stay around too long.

“So, if he is going to do something, then he needs to do it quickly. I think he will know it in his own head. I don’t see Conte being at Spurs in more than two years. He could be gone next summer.

“But I would be very surprised if he is there the following summer. So, I think for him it’s about, a bit like Jose, ‘I am here two or three years and I am going all-out for it’.”

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Conte has not tended to stay for more than two or three years at different clubs but in his last two jobs at Chelsea and Inter, the circumstances made his position untenable.

His departure from Stamford Bridge was as much Chelsea’s decision as his own after their fifth-place finish in 2017/18.

I am also sure that Conte would have stayed at Inter if their financial position was not perilous and had they not needed to sell key players like Lukaku and Hakimi.

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