Gary Neville has criticized Antonio Conte and questioned what club would even consider hiring the Italian if he were to leave his position as Tottenham manager.
As rumors about Antonio Conte possibly leaving Tottenham at the end of the season persist, the Sky Sports analyst has questioned some of his most recent statements.
After Monday night’s 1-0 away victory over Fulham thanks to a goal from Harry Kane in the first half, the former Manchester United defender was unreserved in his assessment of the problems now affecting Spurs and their manager’s demeanor.
With the goal, the legendary striker for Tottenham tied Jimmy Greaves’ record as the team’s leading scorer with 266 goals.
It was a much-needed win that Conte will hope will lay the groundwork for his team’s push to finish in the top four this season.
Despite having played one more game than Manchester United, the Spurs are currently in fourth place, three points behind the Red Devils.
However, since domestic football resumed after the World Cup, the Spurs have only won two of their six league games. This has raised questions about former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte.
The former Juventus manager hasn’t always handled it well, and he frequently comes off as criticizing the club, saying it would be a “miracle” if Spurs qualified for the Champions League this year while also urging supporters to be more grounded.
Neville, on the other hand, has disputed Conte’s apparent arrogance and asserted that no better teams would be willing to sign the former Italy national team coach.
Neville informed Sky Sports that there are numerous rumors claiming that the player is dissatisfied with the club and would not sign a new contract.
“When I consider that, I think Tottenham is incredibly fortunate to have Antonio Conte. He got them into the Champions League last season; he’s doing the job they wanted, and they’re only a few points away from the Champions League.
But from Conte’s perspective, what current club will he join that is superior to Tottenham Hotspur?”
Neville continued by pointing out that Conte has nothing to grumble about in terms of the financial support he has gotten from club executives during his tenure.