Despite celebrating Tottenham’s Champions League qualifying as one of his “greatest successes in management,” Antonio Conte has refused to commit his future to the club.
After Nuno Espirito Santo was fired, Antonio Conte joined the north London club in November and helped them to fourth place in Europe’s premier league.
A 5-0 win over Norwich on the penultimate day of the season was enough to beat Arsenal and secure a spot in the Champions League, something Conte compared to winning silverware.
However, the Italian held off on making a long-term commitment to the club while awaiting negotiations with Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici regarding the team’s future ambitions.
‘I always said at the conclusion of the season, we would speak with the club and find the best option for me and the club,’ Conte said at Carrow Road.
‘Now, three, four, or five days of relaxation is beneficial to me, the club, and the players.’
‘Then, with your mind clean, you can think about the entire season.’ Before you speak, you must be calm.
‘I have a lot of feelings in my head and heart right now. As a result, it would be beneficial to take a four- or five-day break, meet with the club, and come up with the best possible solution.’
Spurs won 4-0 at Carrow Road thanks to braces from Dejan Kulusevski and Son Heung-min, as well as a Harry Kane header.
Spurs’ potential to dine at the top table next season, according to the former Inter Milan manager, is a “wonderful opportunity.”
‘It was a beautiful day for us,’ he continued. We qualified for the Champions League. Playing in the Champions League is a fantastic chance for a team like Tottenham.
‘It wasn’t simple since the league in England is quite competitive. There are several elite teams. We must have done something exceptional to earn a berth in the Champions League.
‘With my players and the media, I was quite straightforward. As I have stated, I believe we are now prepared and capable of fighting until the finish. It was the ideal situation. Our timetable is well-known among the athletes.’ Apart from Brighton, we created a paper with our games and had a terrific run. We had tremendous success and are currently discussing the Champions League. Everyone at Tottenham benefits from it.’
When asked if it was one of his career’s most significant accomplishments, the Italian said yes.
‘I believe so,’ he added. Coming onto a squad during the season is never a good thing. It was a huge task for me, maybe the largest of my career.
‘I wanted to put myself in a situation where I would have to solve a lot of difficulties.’ ‘I’m quite pleased.’