Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte believes Daniel Levy sent a message to Spurs’ rivals and their own players two months ago.
Levy decided to show Nuno Espirito Santo the door just four months after appointing him. Tottenham were then linked with a whole host of managerial options, but the Spurs chairman decided to go all-in on Conte in November last year, and it is proving to be the right decision.
In his press conference yesterday, the Italian was quizzed about Harry Kane’s future. It’s no secret that the Spurs superstar wanted to leave in the summer, but Conte believes the striker is happy now and has claimed that his appointment as the manager was a message by Levy to Tottenham players, saying that the club is moving in the right direction.
Here’s what the Spurs boss said in his press conference ahead of their game against Chelsea…
Conte said, as per The Telegraph: “I understand Harry’s situation. Because, for sure, when you finish your career and it is good, you can see your appearances and the team wherever you played. But, at the same time, I think that it’s right also when you finish your career to see what you have won.
“I think that this is important, especially for top, top players. Because sometimes it happens that important and top players finish their career with a couple of titles. And instead, other players who are medium or medium-low finish their career with many titles.
“I think that Tottenham, to bring me here, I think that he (Daniel Levy) wanted to send a signal outside. I think so. And maybe, also to our players. Now, we see what happens because then after taking the coach that is used to winning, then you have to do it.”