Reports have emerged that progress is being made in negotiations to renew the contract between Tottenham Hotspur and manager Antonio Conte of England’s English Premier League (EPL). It’s not a story from an ‘anonymous source’ or speculation by experts, it’s news from a clear source for the first time in a while.
On the 7th local time, the British media Express claimed this, citing Conte’s assistant manager and Tottenham’s head coach Christian Stellini. According to Stellini, Conte is currently thinking about “a way to stay at Tottenham for a long time”.
Initially, Conte’s contract with Tottenham runs until the end of the 2022-23 season. Conte signed a one-and-a-half-year contract with Tottenham in early September last year. Tottenham have an option to extend the contract for another year, but they have been negotiating with manager Conte since October, seeking a longer contract renewal.
The Express called Stellini ‘Conte’s right-hand man’ and praised that “such a man has delivered an optimistic outlook.” Stellini, like Conte, is of Italian descent. In November 2021, he became a Tottenham family. The media predicted that the renewal of the contract between Conte and Tottenham has reached the final stage, saying, “Stellini has now suggested that the new contract has become only a formality.”
Tottenham finished the Premier League in 4th place in the 2021-22 season and advanced to the UEFA Champions League (UCL). 토토
At this point, almost at the halfway point this season, they are running 5th in the league with 10 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses. After the World Cup break, his performance slightly declined, which caused concern to fans, but it seems to have regained vitality by winning 0-4 in the away game of the 18th round of the league against Crystal Palace on the 4th local time.
Meanwhile, much attention is being paid to whether or not Conte’s salary will be raised in connection with this renewal of the contract.
According to the British media Telegraph last year, Conte’s annual salary was around 15 million pounds (24.16 billion won). Compared to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, it was a fairly small amount and became a hot topic.