Antonio Conte future: Major update as agent reveals manager’s thoughts on Tottenham exit and Juve switch

Antonio Conte Rangers v Tottenham

An Italian football agent has given his opinion on whether Antonio Conte will leave Tottenham at the end of the campaign to re-join Juvemtus.

Tottenham are in contract renewal talks with Conte and are said to be ‘extremely confident’ about tying him down. Despite this, reports have put the Italian on Juventus’ wish list.

Following a poor start to the campaign, which sees them eighth in the Italian top flight, Juventus are looking at potential successors to Max Allegri.

Conte is one of the coaches under consideration. He has previous with the Bianconeri, having managed them between May 2011 and June 2012, and then again between December 2012 and July 2014. The 53-year-old guided Juve to three Serie A titles in that time, as well as two Italian super cups.

Ahead of Tottenham’s clash with local rivals Arsenal on Saturday, Conte was asked about the Juve return rumours.

He laughed and said: “It’s incredible that in this period and I think this is disrespectful for the Juventus coach and disrespectful for me [when] working for Tottenham.

“We’ve just started the season. Many times I spoke about this topic and I always said to you I’m happy and enjoying my time with Tottenham.

“Then we have the whole season to find the best solution for the club and for me.”

This gave Spurs fans a major boost, as it seemed to put the Juve links to bed.

Agent backs Antonio Conte to stay at Tottenham

Italian representative Giocondo Martorelli has further played down the Conte exit talk. He reckons the former midfielder wants to ‘finish a cycle’ at Spurs before moving on to a new challenge. This will make Spurs supporters even happier.

“I think he wants to finish a cycle that has just started in England,” Martorelli told Italian source TuttoJuve (via Sport Witness).

“He also knows the economic possibility of the club and therefore the possibility of satisfying him.

“I don’t think he can think about a return to Italy, also because at the moment the Premier League is the best.”

It looks like Conte will be staying at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the foreseeable future, and is set to pen a contract extension there.

Martorelli is right about Spurs spending big to satisfy the manager. They brought in the likes of Richarlison, Yves Bissouma and Ivan Perisic in the summer to improve the squad. Perisic did of course arrive on a free, though his wages will not be cheap.

Conte eyeing silverware with Spurs

Conte likes to succeed in a challenge. And after taking Spurs back into the top four last term, he will be looking to win a trophy.

The north London side haven’t won a piece of silverware since the league cup in 2008. With the squad stronger than ever, Conte should be able to bring a trophy to Spurs.

Once this is done, perhaps Conte will look to move elsewhere. Having already managed several Italian teams, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he went to a new league after Spurs.

Meanwhile, Conte believes Arsenal have made two terrific signings over the summer.