Tottenham ‘offer Antonio Conte £1m pay rise’ to sign staggering new £16m-a-year contract and remain manager
TOTTENHAM will offer Antonio Conte a £1million a year pay rise to stay on as boss, according to reports.
The Italian arrived at Spurs in November 2021 following Nuno Espirito Santo’s brief stint in charge.
AFPAntonio Conte is under contract until the end of the season[/caption]
After penning a lucrative £15m-a-year contract he guided the North Londoners into the top four, pipping rivals Arsenal to a spot in the Champions League.
Tottenham went into the World Cup break fourth in the Premier League table, having also booked their place in the Champions League round of 16.
Conte, 53, is out of contract at the end of the season.
Spurs possess an option to extend his current deal by an extra 12 months, but want the former Chelsea boss to commit to a new one.
According to the Telegraph, club chiefs are willing to offer Conte a £16m-a-year deal to ensure that he stays at White Hart Lane.
They add that the former Prem winner is “in no rush” to sign a contract, however, and that Spurs will have “to match his ambition”.
Conte is determined to ensure that he is able to spend in the transfer market.
Tottenham bought Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski in January, before splashing out £150m on Richarlison, Yves Bissouma, Djed Spence, Destiny Udogie and Cristian Romero – whose loan from Atalanta was made permanent – in the summer.
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They also recruited Fraser Forster and Ivan Perisic on free transfers, before signing Clement Lenglet on loan from Barcelona.
Spurs could sign two players in January – with Conte and Co targeting a defender and creative midfielder.
The experienced boss will also consider his family, who still live in Italy, when he makes his decision.
Harry Kane’s contract has 18 months left to run, with some observers believing that the England captain is more likely to stay if Conte commits his future.
Bayern Munich have been linked with the prolific forward.
GettyHarry Kane’s contract has 18 months left to run[/caption]