Pundit shares Tottenham 'worry' after Antonio Conte latest - 'it looks like he will go...'
Antonio Conte will wait until after the January transfer window to sign a new Tottenham contract.
That’s according to former Hibernian striker Tam McManus, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Spurs boss’ future.
As revealed by Football Insider on 8 October, Tottenham are in talks with Conte over an extension that would be worth in excess of £20m – equivalent to around £400,000-a-week – and make him the best-paid manager in the Premier League.
Despite this, Conte claimed on 18 October, as quoted by Football.London, that “my contract is not in this moment important”.
McManus claims the World Cup break is the perfect time to announce a new deal for the Italian.
“The club have had a few poor results recently but they are still in the top four,” McManus told Football Insider‘s Ben Wild.
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“When you consider that Spurs have been a bit of a yoyo club over the last 10 years, in and out of the Champions League, you need some stability.
“There hasn’t been a load of Champions League football. If Conte can get them into the top four every year and there is a long-term project that he enjoys then the fans would be delighted.
“As long as the deal isn’t signed, it looks like he will go at the end of the season. There will be worries among the Tottenham supporters.
“As we know, he likes working there and there is the opportunity for Spurs to tie him down.
“Everyone wants him tied down but it’s whether Spurs have the appetite to give him more money.
“Let’s see what happens in January. Signing it now would be great but Conte might wait to see what happens in January, how much is spent.”