Antonio Conte Finally Addresses Reports He Is Open to Dumping Tottenham for Juventus Return

Antonio Conte Finally Addresses Reports He Is Open to Dumping Tottenham for Juventus Return

  • Antonio Conte has laughed off reports linking him with a return to Juventus
  • The Tottenham boss said the reports were disrespectful and he was fully focused on the North London club
  • Spurs visit Arsenal on Saturday in a highly anticipated North London derby

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has slammed reports linking him with a return to Juventus as ‘disrespectful’ as he insists his focus is fully on his current job.

Earlier in the month, reports in Italy suggested Conte was open to a return to Turin as pressure continues to mount on Massimiliano Allegri.

Allegri potentially faces the sack, with his Juventus side securing just two wins in seven games so far this season.

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Antonio Conte, head coach of Tottenham Hotspur during the Tottenham Hotspur press conference at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on September 29, 2022.Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC.
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Conte’s current deal at Tottenham expires next summer, and it has been reported that Juventus are closely monitoring his situation.

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But the Italian, who only joined Spurs 11 months ago, has dismissed the reports terming everything that is being said as “incredible”.

"This is incredible," the 53-year-old said as quoted on Sky Sports. "In this period I think this is disrespectful for the coach that works in Juventus and for me working in Tottenham."
"We have just started the season. Many times I have spoken about this topic and I've always said I'm happy and enjoying my time with Tottenham."

Despite taking over a dismal Tottenham last season, Conte somehow managed to guide the club to a fourth-place finish, consequently qualifying for the Champions League.

So far in the 2022/23 campaign, Spurs, alongside their North London counterparts Arsenal, have established themselves as early title contenders.

Arsenal lead the table with 18 points, while Manchester City and Conte’s Tottenham follow closely with 17.

The North Londoners return to action on Saturday, October 1 in a highly anticipated derby against Arsenal

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Elsewhere, Chelsea are scheduled to resume Premier League action with a trip to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace

This will be Potter's second game in charge of the Blues since taking over from Thomas Tuchel, who was sacked earlier in September.

The ex-Brighton boss is yet to taste victory with Chelsea since his arrival, with his first game ending in a frustrating draw against RB Salzburg during the Champions League.