Antonio Conte tipped to quit Tottenham as Harry Redknapp raises concerns over boss future
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Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp believes current head coach Antonio Conte could become “disillusioned” and leave Spurs if their situation does not improve. The Italian watched his side limp to a third Premier League loss in a row, after Wolves ousted them 2-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
Their humbling at the hands of Bruno Lage’s side was also a second consecutive defeat at home; following on from the north Londoners’ 3-2 home loss to Tottenham.
It is a result which has left Tottenham scrambling in eighth position, having previously been excellently placed to break into the top four.
However, their terrible run of results means they are now trailing fourth placed West Ham by five points.
And Redknapp believes the former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager could very well get cold feet in north London, if he feels the club is not in a position to achieve his lofty ambitions.
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“I do get the feeling that, if he sees that this is not going to go well, then he will think ‘I am going to get dragged down and finish fifth, sixth, seventh, or wherever outside the top four,’ and that is not what he is used to,” Redknapp said to TalkSPORT.
“Obviously he has earned it, but he has also been very fortunate to have only managed top clubs and top players.
“When you go to Chelsea you always have a chance to win things, and if you go to Milan or Juventus, you can do great jobs there.
“But I don’t think he will stick around if he does not see any progression
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“I think he will want to be up there, looking to win something, and if he isn’t, then I think he will become disillusioned very quickly.”
Excitement permeated through north London when the former Italy boss was appointed as Nuno Espirito Santo’s appointment.
Having won the Premier League title and FA Cup in two seasons at Chelsea, as well as four Serie A titles with Juventus and Inter, big things were expected to be achieved at Spurs.
But since the turn of the year, Tottenham have crashed out of the League Cup semi-final – a tie which saw them lose both legs against fierce rivals Chelsea – and fallen perilously far from the top four.
And Redknapp believes Spurs have fallen back into the old frustrating ways not just seen under Santo, but also under Jose Mourinho.
“They’ve gone through a few managers over the last couple of years and results certainly have not improved,” Redknapp added.
“Conte came in and had a very decent start, but then got well beaten by Chelsea over two legs of the cup.
“Since then, it is now back to where they were when Nuno (Espirito Santo) was there.”
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