Tottenham's Antonio Conte Slams Juventus Links as 'Disrespectful'

Tottenham's Antonio Conte Slams Juventus Links as 'Disrespectful'
Antonio Conte manager of Tottenham Hotspurs — Photo by [email protected]

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has labelled rumours linking him with the Juventus top job as “disrespectful” and says he is happy at Spurs.

Italian reports have claimed that the 53-year-old Italian is open to the idea of taking over at Juventus from under-fire boss Massimiliano Allegri.

Allegri is under pressure after seven Serie A games, with Juventus having only managed 10 points after finishing last term in fourth.

Conte, who won Serie A in 2020-21 with Inter Milan, took over at Spurs in November, guiding the club to an impressive fourth-place finish, earning UEFA Champions League football.

“This is incredible,” Conte said. “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.

“We have the whole season to find the best solution for the club and for me, and for sure, I’m enjoying my time at Tottenham.

“I have a great relationship with the owner and (Fabio) Paratici (Spurs managing football director). I don’t see any problems at the moment in the future. We both signed the contract.

“I don’t want to listen to someone speaking about this.”

The former Chelsea and Inter boss is only contracted at Spurs until the end of this season, making him more attractive to the Bianconeri according to the reports.

But Conte insisted that he is happy at Tottenham, despite his contract status.

“If the club and the manager want to work together, they will continue to work together. If they don’t want to work together, they finish,” Conte said.

“The most important thing for me is that I’m really enjoying working with Tottenham, with these players, especially, and the relationship with (chairman) Daniel (Levy) and Fabio is good.

“I’m okay and I think the club is happy about this situation. Now, the most important thing for Tottenham’s present and Tottenham’s future is to get the best possible result (against Arsenal).”

Ben somerford
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