Daniel Levy will have a new contract for Antonio Conte right at the top of his list of things to do at Tottenham Hotspur.
This has been suggested by the reliable Spurs correspondent Jack Pitt-Brooke who was discussing all things Tottenham on The Last Word On Spurs YouTube channel.
Spurs are now just a matter of weeks away from getting back to action in the Premier League after what has been a busy start to the summer window.
Djed Spence has recently been unveiled as Tottenham’s sixth summer addition at a time when it was reported Conte went into the window with six key areas he wanted to address.
Conte is going into the 2022/23 campaign with just one year remaining on his current deal in north London and Pitt-Brooke believes this will be playing on Levy’s mind:
(24:00) “At the moment, I haven’t heard anything to say that this is ongoing or this is imminent. That said, clearly this will be the number one thing on Daniel Levy’s mind because you know, Daniel Levy moved heaven and earth to get content to the club.”
“He’s desperate to make Conte a success. He has found all this extra money for Conte that suddenly. He’s delivered in his players. So of course, Levy will be thinking about this all the time.
“The question is really and you know if Conte wants another big deal on good salary I’m sure Levy would give it to him because Tottenham have got the money, and it’s so important to Levy to have Conte here as manager. I guess the question really is, does Conte want to be tied to Tottenham for the next few years?”
“At the same time. It may be it’s just possible that Levy might think, I don’t necessarily want to give this guy like a really long deal. Because, you know, we saw what happened at Chelsea where Conte was incredible in his first season, then his second season was just a disaster.”
TIF Thoughts on Pitt-Brooke’s comments…
We would imagine just about all Spurs fans will be wanting to see Conte put pen to paper on a new deal following a sensational end to the season which saw the Lilywhites secure Champions League football.
Should Spurs offer Conte a new deal now?
However, Pitt-Brooke does raise an interesting point in that Levy may be a little bit tentative not to reward Conte with a big contract after how his time at Chelsea ended.
There is little doubting the immense job that Conte has done at Tottenham so far and this summer has certainly looked to be a positive one off the pitch.
But maybe Levy and Spurs should just see how the next few months pan out in what is going to be a hectic season of football as a result of the busy schedule.