Tottenham boss Antonio Conte reveals he IS ready to sign new contract and blasts Juventus links as ’embarrassing’
ANTONIO CONTE is ready to sign a new contract and end fears about his future.
Reports in Italy over the international break claimed the Tottenham boss would be open to a return to Juventus.
Conte blasted those suggestions as “disrespectful” and said he was “very happy” at Spurs, who have an option of a year’s extension on his deal, which is up next summer.
He said: “There doesn’t exist a right time. It could be tomorrow. It could be the last day of the season.
“The most important thing for me and the club is to understand we want to continue together, to go in the same direction.
“This is the most important thing. Otherwise I don’t see a problem.
“I don’t see another situation. I said in the past, I didn’t need another contract to be sure to stay in a club.
“Also, for the club, it’s a good investment to have a coach like me and my staff. At the right time I’ll take the best decision.
“At this moment, I’m really happy. I don’t want to push the club about the situation because it’s not the right time.
“We’ve just started the season and have a long time to live together.”
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Conte has overseen an unbeaten Prem start with Spurs, who can go top if they win at arch-rivals Arsenal tomorrow.
Gossip will continue until he commits his future but SunSport understands the ex-Chelsea boss would not be keen on Juventus, where he won three titles in three seasons between 2011 and 2014.
That is despite those reports in his homeland.
He raged: “It’s incredible — and disrespectful for the coach that works in Juventus. And disrespectful for me at Tottenham.
“We’ve just started the season. Many times I always say I’m happy, and enjoying it at Tottenham.
“I have a great relationship with the chairman Daniel Levy and managing director of football Fabio Paratici. I don’t see problems for the future.
“I don’t want to hear people speaking about it because it is disrespectful first for other coaches. And also for me.”