Antonio Conte confirms he is in no rush to extend his contract with Tottenham but insists that he is happy in North London.
The ex-Italy midfielder has emerged as one of the options for Juventus in 2023 if Max Allegri is sacked. However, Conte didn’t seem particularly impressed by rumours linking him with a return to the Allianz Stadium, saying that reports were ‘disrespectful’ for both he and Allegri.
Nevertheless, his future at Tottenham remains uncertain as the former Italy international sees his current deal expire in June 2023.
Conte signed an 18-month deal with the North Londoners in November 2021.
“I said in the past, I didn’t need another contract to be sure to stay in a club,” the ex-Juventus and Inter boss said at a press conference, as quoted by Football London.
“Also, for the club, it’s a good investment to have a coach like my staff and me. I think at the right time I, will take the best decision. At this moment, I’m really happy.
“I don’t want to push the club about the situation because it’s not the right time. We have just started the season and we have a long time to live together and to understand, to continue to work together.
“There is not contract. There is not option. If the club and the manager want to work together, they will continue to work together,” he added.
“If they don’t want to work together, they finish. This is not important,. The most important thing for me is that I’m really enjoying working with Tottenham, with these players, especially, and the relationship with Daniel [Levy] and Fabio [Paratici] is good.”
Conte won three Serie A titles at Juventus as a coach, starting the club’s winning cycle after Calciopoli that continued for several years, first under Max Allegri and then with Maurizio Sarri and Andrea Pirlo. However, the latter failed to retain the domestic title for the tenth season in a row in 2020-21, when Conte won the Scudetto with Inter.