Antonio Conte is set for talks over his Tottenham future after questioning whether he is the right man for the job.
The Spurs boss was of great concern after his side slumped to a fourth defeat in five Premier League games at Burnley on Wednesday night which led him questioning his future at the club on the media.
“But the problem, I repeat: I’m trying to do everything to change the situation but the situation is not changing. Someone has to speak about the race for the fourth place, and the reality from the last five games is we have to pay attention to not fight for the relegation zone.
Conte’s comments come just a week after he spoke out against the club’s ambition in an explosive interview with Sky Italia, which he later suggested his words has been mistranslated but now his message was loud and clear as he spoke to Sky Sports after the loss at Turf Moor.
Antonio Conte has always been a guy who wears his heart on his sleeve. He let his emotions get the better of him.
Conte is and always has been a person who is, for lack of a better term, emotional.
We also know that Conte absolutely hates to lose. That combination probably explains his exits from his past few clubs — when something happens that he doesn’t like, he ends up with an extreme emotional response, and those responses can govern his future actions.
But airing grievances with the Tottenham board in public is not a good look nor is it productive.
The transfer window has closed until the end of the season. So this is the group of players Conte has-“the best group of players I’ve worked with”.
Of course, not all his players are good however, they’re not bad also. These comments aren’t great. They just aren’t.
It’s hard reading Spurs’ head coach, whom the club just appointed in November. actively questioning whether he’s the right man for the job during a rough spell.
That kind of overreaction is not going to lead to a whole lot of measured takes from Spurs fans who are already jittery over the way the season has gone thus far and the player as well especially Harry Kane who has not yet decided his future.
Team needs to be united and Tottenham isn’t left out amidst the face of difficulties. But, it seems Tottenham head coach Conte looks like a man ready to resign, rather than wait to be dismissed in his latest moan to the media.
Is Antonio Conte the right man for Tottenham’s job?
Spurs spent all summer trying to source a manager of Conte’s level last summer and spectacularly failed, before reluctantly rolling the dice with Nuno Espirito Santo, only to sack him after 124 days.
Conte arrived at Spurs in November to succeed the sacked Nuno Espirito Santo, just a few months after inspiring Inter Milan to win their first Serie A crown in 11 years and breaking Juventus’ nine-year stranglehold on the Italian title.
Antonio Conte is a serial winner that he has won League titles in all his different stints with different clubs including London rivals Chelsea. He was eventually persuaded to take on the Tottenham project in November after rejecting the offer in the summer but less than four months in it looks like he has decided that either Spurs are not worthy of his time, or that he is not good enough to miraculously transform them into a top team.
However, Spurs are a project which Conte even admitted that the club is doing all the right things. It’s just change takes time, and urged the fans to be patient.
“We are working very hard with the players, and there is a great community, but it is not enough. It is not enough.
“It’s not enough if we want to be competitive. We have to wait and to build, step-by-step.”
“We need to be realistic and together. Also with our fans. The fans need to understand to have patience, to wait to rebuild again to a situation they were used to in the past.
Regardless of whether Antonio Conte stays or leaves, it’s of no further doubt, Conte was hands-down the best Spurs could get, on paper at least since Jose Mourinho and he’s one of the coaches in the world that can bring the glory days back to N17.