Glenn Hoddle has claimed that Antonio Conte’s transfer comments are a ‘good sign’ for Tottenham fans, as he told PL Productions (22/01/22 at 7:15 pm), writes the HITC.
After Tottenham were beaten by Chelsea on Sunday, Conte made it clear that the club needs ‘three or four windows’ to put the club on the right track.
Whilst Spurs are sitting outside of the Champions League places, it’s pretty clear that they are well behind those who do the business in the biggest club competition in the world.
The north London club are yet to make any real moves with less than a week remaining before the transfer window slams shut.
There has always been this narrative or talk that if Conte doesn’t get what he wants, then he isn’t afraid to walk and leave, which may happen here.
Well, when Conte spoke about needing ‘three or four windows’ to sort Tottenham’s mess out, Hoddle saw that as a positive that the Italian is here for the long term.
“I think that’s a good sign for any Spurs fan,” said Hoddle. “That he is here for a longer period of time.
“Well, that’s the key question. Is it with him at the helm? Or does he feel that’s the case, whoever is the manager?
“He has got another year, so if he is talking about this window, the summer window, and this time next year, then he has three windows.
“I think that’s realistic for him to then say ‘this will be my squad’. I think he knows that they are way off it.”
Tottenham supporters relationship with the man running the club, Daniel Levy, has gone backwards in recent years.
Mauricio Pochettino, given what he was spending, punched well above his station to constantly finish in the top-six with Spurs.
But Levy didn’t back the now-PSG boss enough in order for the club to add that trophy to their cabinet and really move forward.
It’s understandable, with one of the best coaches at their disposal, that Spurs fans fear that Levy won’t back Conte as much as he should.
And, as the Italian has proven in his previous jobs, if he doesn’t get what he wants, then he is walking straight out of that exit door.