Antonio Conte’s contract expires in June and Tottenham Hotspur have an option to extend it by a further year. There’s no clarity over the Italian’s future at the north London club beyond this season.
Spurs are fourth in the table, a point ahead of Newcastle United, who have a game in hand. They need to overcome a 1-0 deficit against AC Milan to progress to the last eight of the Champions League.
Although Tottenham are in contention to qualify for the Champions League next season, they are said to be looking at other managerial targets. Among them is Luciano Spalletti, who has guided Napoli to a big lead at the top of the Serie A table.
Il Mattino explain Spurs [and a few other English clubs] are ‘ready to go crazy’ to appoint the 63-year-old. Like Conte, his compatriot’s deal expires in 2023 and the Italian club can extend it further until 2024.
There’ll be more clarity on Spalletti’s future in April, when they would be close to clinching the title and know where they are in the Champions League.
Aurelio De Laurentiis is convinced the manager will continue at the club next season. The chief wants to know whether Spalletti will be fine with the automatic renewal until 2024 or has other needs.
The report states it’s not just a question of money but that will have some impact, because the likes of Tottenham and others are ‘ready to go crazy’ for the Napoli manager.