Report: Club attempting to tie manager to new contract amid rumoured Spurs interest

Fulham are looking to accelerate talks of a new contract with Marco Silva after the manager was linked with taking over at Tottenham Hotspur if Antonio Conte leaves the club, according to Football Insider.

Silva has been in charge of Fulham since the summer of 2021, and led the London club to promotion from the Championship last season. He has overseen an impressive first season back in the top flight for the Cottagers with Fulham currently in eighth place in the Premier League and looking relatively safe from avoiding the drop.

Conte’s time at Tottenham has descended into something of a messy situation of late, with results and performances on the pitch frustrating many fans. The Italian’s contract expires at the end of the season, and it remains to be seen whether he will extend his stay.

While Conte himself has admitted he could be relieved of his duties before the end of the campaign (90min), there are reports suggesting he will be left in the role until the season ends in the hopes of securing a top four finish for Spurs (Daily Mail).

Silva’s impressive work in West London has not gone unnoticed and it was recently claimed he was the top target for Spurs when it comes to replacing Conte (The Sun).

Football Insider suggests Fulham are doing all they can to prevent this from happening. It is thought the club has held talks with Silva regarding a new contract, and are keen to “accelerate negotiations” to put an end to the speculation.

Silva has previously told Football Daily that he is “very happy” at Fulham despite the links to Tottenham, but it sounds like his current club are going to “pull out all the stops” to ensure he stays happy.

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Spurs Web Opinion

I do like the work Silva has done at Fulham, but I’m not sure we’ve seen enough to suggest that he would be ready for the job at Spurs.

We have to be careful that this isn’t just a bit of a fluke with Fulham this year, and for that reason I would be wary of hiring Silva to replace Conte.

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