Talk has been rife recently over Conte’s Tottenham future amidst rumours he is lining up and very much keen on a return to Italy with his former club Juventus, who have only managed to win once all season.
With the Italian’s current deal set to expire next summer, some Spurs fans may well have been worried about his long-term future, although Alasdair Gold has claimed that Tottenham hold an option to extend his deal by a further year and Jacobs believes the club are confident of stretching that out even further.
Jacobs has claimed that there’s confidence within Spurs that Conte will sign a new deal in due course.
(9:00) “He’s been backed, he’s flying at Tottenham, and Juventus are, to be frank in a mess at the moment, so there may be an affection and an aspiration to go back there, it may be a conversation that can be had in the long term.
“But right now when you talk to Tottenham sources, they remain extremely confident, not just confident, extremely confident that whether it’s this month or whether it’s by early next year, they will get Antonio Conte to sign a new deal.”
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Considering the turnaround that Conte’s overseen since arriving at the club last October, taking them into the Champions League and unbeaten in the Premier League, it would be a monumental blow if he was to jump ship.
Given that he’s had previous success back home in Italy with Juventus and would have a golden opportunity to win another league title with the Old Lady given their pedigree and history in Serie A, it’s fair enough that some Tottenham fans may well be nervous.
However, given how sufficiently he was backed in both January and in the transfer window just gone by, it would be a massive slap in the face by Conte if he was to leave, especially when Tottenham look closer to challenging for the title in terms of points on the board than they have for a very long time.