‘I think he’ll LEAVE the club’: Jamie Redknapp fears Antonio Conte could WALK OUT on Tottenham unless Daniel Levy ‘gives him what he needs’ in the transfer window to guide Spurs into the top four
Jamie Redknapp believes Tottenham boss Antonio Conte may leave the club in the near future unless he is backed in the final days of the transfer window.
Since arriving at Spurs in November, Conte has made a major impact in north London, leading his side to 21 points from a possible 30 in the Premier League.
This has put his team in contention to finish inside the top four for the first time since the 2018-19 season – however Tottenham are yet to sign anyone in this month’s transfer window, and time is running out for Conte to strengthen his squad.
Jamie Redknapp is concerned that Antonio Conte could leave Tottenham if he isn’t backed
Tottenham are yet to sign anyone in this month’s transfer window (pic, star striker Harry Kane)
After watching Spurs slip to a 2-0 defeat at Chelsea on Sunday, their first league loss under Conte, Redknapp highlighted the need for chairman Daniel Levy to support Conte by bringing players into the club.
‘He needs players. There must have been an agreement between him and Daniel Levy they’d bring in the players he needs,’ Redknapp told Sky Sports.
‘He’s done a great job to get in this position. There’s a massive gulf between Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea and the rest you can see it.
‘Tottenham are so close to get into the top four, no other manager could have done in this position.
The pressure is building on Daniel Levy to support Conte by signing some players quickly
‘But he needs backing he needs to get players in.
‘Two, three, four players in and he’s got nine days in the window to do it. Daniel Levy is a difficult man for managers to deal with.
‘If you don’t back him (Conte) you look at his history with Inter Milan, I think he’ll leave the club because you can’t promise and then not deliver.
Spurs slumped to defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon
Thiago Silva scored Chelsea’s second with a header as the game stretched away from Spurs
‘Tottenham fans must be so frustrated as everything’s great – the stadium, the training ground but the team needs a bit of help right now so give him what he needs.’
Tottenham have been heavily linked with Wolves winger Adama Traore recently, and their fans may hope that getting this deal over the line could be the start of a busy week for the club in the transfer market.
Despite their loss at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, Conte’s men remain just two points outside the top four, with two games in hand on Manchester United, who currently occupy the final Champions League qualifying spot.