Jamie Carragher has argued that Antonio Conte cannot build a long-term project at Tottenham such as the ones that Mikel Arteta and Jurgen Klopp have built at Arsenal and Liverpool respectively.
There was plenty of discontent from Arsenal fans towards Arteta in his first couple of years in charge, with the Gunners finishing outside the top four for the last three seasons.
However, the patience and trust shown by the Arsenal hierarchy in the Spaniard has paid off, with the club now looking on course to potentially win their first Premier League title in nearly 20 years.
Conte has not tended to stick around at clubs for too long in his managerial career.
Even though the Spurs boss has made some noises about pursuing a long-term project at Tottenham (Football.London), there remains a question mark about the 53-year-old’s future as his current contract runs out in the summer.
Carragher believes that the Italian is not the sort of coach who will be patient enough to wait for a few years before Spurs start challenging for trophies.
The former Liverpool centre-back said on The Overlap: “I don’t think Conte could do what Arteta has done, or Klopp, almost build it every year and getting better. Conte, he wants to win right now, he’s impatient. That’s why he loses his head in press conferences.”
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Carragher’s point is a fair one as there is no chance that Conte would have accepted two eighth-place finishes as Arteta did at Arsenal. I do not think the Italian will sign a new contract at Spurs unless he feels that the club can challenge for the title next season.
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