‘What they pay me is fair’ – Antonio Conte defends his Tottenham salary

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Antonio Conte
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Antonio Conte was grilled about his Inter Milan severance package and his bumper contract at Tottenham Hotspur during his appearance on the Italian satirical news show Le Iene.

Conte penned a contract until 2023 with Tottenham with the option of a further extension.

According to reports, Conte’s deal at Spurs is worth around £15m per season, making him one of the highest-paid coaches in world football.

Popular Italian comedian Stefano Corti asked the 52-year-old about his lucrative year after departing Inter Milan and penning a bumper contract in North London.

Corti presented Conte with a Salvador Dali mask from the hit Netflix show Money Heist, to make light of his recent earnings.

Conte replied (as relayed by The Athletic): “Yeah, but come on, it’s not like that.

“If you do a good job it is only right that you do well. I work at the top and so what they pay me is fair.”

The Tottenham boss was also asked by Corti about his hopes for the rest of the season to which Conte admitted that it would “be a challenge” to achieve Champions League qualification with the Lilywhites this season.

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While Conte’s contract is a bumper one, the short-term length of it does protect the club a bit in case the marriage does not go as planned.

Tottenham certainly would not have wanted to risk paying the Italian a sizable severance pay following their expensive Mourinho and Nuno experiments.

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