Antonio Conte: Tottenham manager says he’s ‘happy’ at club amid ‘disrespectful’ links to Juventus job | Football news

Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte says reports regarding his return to Juventus are “disrespectful” and “unbelievable”, while insisting he is happy at Spurs.

As reported in Italy last week, Conte is ready to replace pressured Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri, who is likely to face sacking as the Old Lady is struggling in Serie A with just two wins in seven games this season.

The Italian giants are also encouraged by Conte’s contract situation at Tottenham with his current contract expiring next summer.

But Conte, joins Spurs in November 2021 and then guided them to Champions League qualifiers, refuted the rumors from their home country.

“This is unbelievable,” said the 53-year-old. “At this stage, I think this is disrespectful to the coach who works at Juventus and for me to work at Tottenham.

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“We have just started the season. I have spoken on this subject many times and I always say that I am happy and enjoying my time with Tottenham.

“We have the whole season to find the best solution for the club and for me, and for sure, I’m enjoying my time at Tottenham.

“I have a great relationship with the owner and [Fabio] Paratic [Spurs managing director of football]. I don’t see a problem now in the future. We both signed the contract.

“I don’t want to hear anyone talk about this [speculation]. “

Conte: Richarlison shameful racial abuse

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Conte has called for fans who racially abuse players to be banned from matches for life. Conte reacted to the news that Richarlison threw a banana at him after scoring for Brazil during the international break

Conte’s side return to action against rivals Arsenal in north London on Saturday after the international break, witnessed Spurs striker Richarlison being racially abused while playing for Brazil.

The 25-year-old threw a banana at himself during Brazil’s friendly against Tunisia in Paris on Tuesday, and FIFA has opened an investigation into the incident.

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Tottenham striker Richarlison has called on authorities to find the fan who threw a banana at him during Brazil’s friendly win over Tunisia in Paris

When asked about the racial abuse directed at Richarlison, Conte said: “Richy played with the national team, scored a goal and then what happened is unbelievable, because in 2022 , witnessing a situation like this is embarrassing for everyone.

“Certainly I hope this person can be banned from football for the rest of their lives but to then comment on this is a very disappointing situation.”

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