According to a report from The Athletic, many players from Tottenham Hotspur are convinced that their manager, Antonio Conte, will be leaving the club at the end of the current season.
The future of the Italian coach, whose contract expires in the summer, has been a subject of speculation in the north London club. Although the team has the option to extend his contract by one more year, there is little interest in doing so as the season approaches its end.
Conte’s recent absence due to a gall bladder operation has not stopped him from being nominated for the February manager of the month award. However, the team’s recent defeats have brought more attention to his future. Tottenham’s players have a sense that he will leave the club at the end of the season.
Conte’s impressive managerial experience has not translated into immediate success at Tottenham. The team’s exit from the FA Cup, with a heavily rotated side, was met with disappointment from fans. They are now looking towards the Champions League as their last hope of ending their trophy drought.
As speculation over Conte’s future continues, the search for a new manager is already underway. Nottingham Forest’s Steve Cooper is one of the names being linked to the job, as well as Oliver Glasner, who faced Conte in the Champions League this season.
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Conte knows that keeping his team focused for the remainder of the campaign is crucial. With Liverpool already on the rise, there is no guarantee that Tottenham will qualify for the Champions League. Missing out on the premier European competition would be a significant setback for the club going into next season.