The Independent have claimed that Antonio Conte is now likely to remain at Tottenham Hotspur next season irrespective of whether the Lilywhites qualify for the Champions League.
Conte’s future has been shrouded in mystery over recent weeks, with the Italian being mooted as a candidate to replace Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain (Le Parisien).
The 52-year-old refused to commit his future to Spurs, remarking instead a couple of weeks ago that he will meet with the Tottenham hierarchy at the end of the season to discuss their plans for the future (Football.London).
Some pundits have suggested that Conte’s previous history suggests that he could walk away from the North London club this summer if they fail to finish in the top four (The Sun).
However, The Independent have now claimed that there has been ‘a shift’ as regards the Italian, who is now seen as more likely to stay than he was previously.
The report also states that Harry Kane has been ‘captivated’ by Conte in a way that he has not been by any other Spurs boss since the days of Mauricio Pochettino.
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It is pretty clear that our quest to get into the Champions League this season is not going to have a direct impact on Conte’s future.
However, it could have an indirect influence as it will likely dictate the transfer kitty that is made available to spend this summer.
Either way, one would expect the Spurs hierarchy to do the utmost to keep the Italian happy as they cannot afford to lose him.
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