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Antonio Conte reveals why he only signed short Tottenham contract

Antonio Conte reveals why he only signed short Tottenham contract

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Antonio Conte has revealed that he only signed a short-term deal at Tottenham because he did not want to burden the club with his high wages unless they wanted to extend his time in north London.

The Italian signed a deal until the summer of 2023 when he joined in November, with the club holding an option to extend his contract should they wish.

With Conte speaking this week about a need for patience due to the rebuild required at the club, some Spurs fans have expressed their fear that he will not be around long enough to oversee the changes.

When asked whether he would have enough time to see through the rebuild, Conte explained:

“You are right because I signed a contract for this season and next season. I think that we decided together, the club and I, to go for this decision.


“I think that I don’t need a long contract to be sure to work for a club. I think that the club has to appreciate my job and then to extend my contract, but only if I showed the club to deserve this.


“I repeat, I’m not a coach that wants many years of a contract. Also, it’s not fair, because I know very well I’m a top coach with an important salary for the club.


“It’s ok, I repeat I’m open to improve the Tottenham situation and I decided to sign a contract with this club and I’m available to give my opinion, to give my vision and it won’t be a problem for me, a short contract – only one year to go.


“It won’t be a problem and I don’t want to commit clubs for many years because I understand the salary is an important salary for the club and I have to deserve this type of contract. It’s ok because Tottenham has to be sure 120 per cent to continue to work with with me. It’s ok.”

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