Antonio Conte Speaks on His Tottenham Future After Champions League Exit

Antonio Conte Speaks on His Tottenham Future After Champions League Exit

Fred Kennedy
March 9, 2023 at 10:17 AM
  • Antonio Conte's contract with Tottenham Hotspur is set to expire at the end of the season
  • Spurs have the option of extending it by another year but reports claim Conte could depart
  • The ex-Chelsea boss has been linked with a return to Italy with a successor in the works

Tottenham Hotspur boss, Antonio Conte has addressed his future with the club following his side's elimination from the Champions League.

Spurs were bundled out of the European elite competition on Wednesday night by Serie A giants, AC Milan.

The north Londoners had suffered a 1-0 defeat in the reverse fixture played in Italy and were hoping to overturn the scoreline when they hosted the Rossoneri in London.

Tottenham Hotspur, Antonio Conte, UEFA Champions League, AC Milan, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Tottenham Hotspur coach, Antonio Conte reacts during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 leg two match against AC Milan. Photo by Fantasista.
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However, Metro UK reports that Spurs once again failed to create any clear-cut chances as the match ended in a barren draw, allowing AC Milan to advance.

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Tottenham's elimination was met with boos from the home supporters, who saw their long wait to see their side lift a trophy extended after the Champions League exit.

The Wednesday night result once again brought Conte's future at the club into sharp focus, with reports claiming he is eyeing a return to Italy.

Conte speaks on Tottenham future

While addressing the claims, the former Chelsea boss was coy about what the future holds for him and Tottenham.

"This is not the right day to speak about my future," Conte said via Metro UK.
"I have a contract with Tottenham. Tottenham know very well what are my thoughts. At the end of the season, we will meet, and we will make a decision."

Conte has only a few months left on his current deal with Spurs, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.

Mauricio Pochettino has since been touted as a formidable replacement in the event the Italian manager does depart.

Richarlison calls out Conte

Sports Brief also reported on Richarlison giving Conte daring criticism as he lamented on what he claims has been a poor season for the north Londoners.

Spurs crashed out of the Champions League on March 8 after being held to a 0-0 draw at home by AC Milan, who proceeded to the next round 1-0 on aggregate.

Richarlison was only brought on in the final 20 minutes of the match by his manager and was unable to help his team mount anything of a comeback in the tie.

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