Danny Higginbotham has suggested that Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte will eventually clash with chairman Daniel Levy over the club’s use of transfer funds.
Conte is currently going through his most challenging spell in the Spurs dugout, having lost each of his last three Premier League games.
A testing week saw Spurs lose 3-2 to Southampton was capped off by a tepid 2-0 defeat to Wolves on Sunday.
The performance against Bruno Lage’s men was riddled with individual errors that cost the Lilywhites dearly, as they have now started to fall behind in the chase for a Champions League spot.
Former Premier League defender Higginbotham, who was in attendance at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, believes the defeat could spell the start of frustrations between Conte and Levy, particularly over how the club operates in the transfer market.
He also predicted that the former Chelsea and Inter Milan coach would not be at Spurs by the start of next season.
Go back to what I said the day Conte took the job. Magnificent manager but not right fit for Spurs. Conte spends money as shown at Chelsea and Inter. Spurs don’t overly spend. He will clash with Levy over transfer funds. Will be amazed if he’s still at club start of next season
— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) February 13, 2022
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Things haven’t been going too well recently but that doesn’t mean the wheels have come completely off. It is up to Conte to sort things out on the pitch and that is also down to the players, while Levy gives him the resources to do that. The summer transfer window is a barometer for where everything stands, however.
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