Antonio Conte
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There have been a number of rumours that Spurs manager Antonio Conte may depart the club, mainly ever since he was appointed (Le Parisien – 03/05/22 – as relayed by Sport Witness).

Nevertheless, the Italian head coach denied such experiences in his press convention previous to the Leicester City match, labelling them as ‘pretend information’ (Soccer.London).

So let’s assume then that he does keep, at the least via the top of his contract. What do Tottenham must do to enhance for the 2022-23 marketing campaign?

Persuade Harry Kane to remain

This may very well be harder if Tottenham don’t end the season in fourth and seize a Champions League spot. Nevertheless, perhaps it actually isn’t as tough because it appears

If Conte stays put, why wouldn’t Kane wish to keep and play for a world-class manager? To not point out, Kane could cause all the problems he needs in the summertime – similar to final 12 months – however he’s underneath contract, so Spurs have all of the leverage.

So even when Harry Kane needs to depart, Spurs don’t must let him.

But when Conte sticks round, I’d count on Kane to as nicely.

Recruit a backup striker

And whereas Spurs have a world-class striker in Kane, they’ve proven that outdoors of him and Son Heung-min, they battle to attain objectives.

Whereas the acquisition of Dejan Kulusevski within the January transfer window has given the crew’s assault a maybe surprising increase, they want somebody on the bench who can rating objectives and spell Harry Kane when he both wants a relaxation or is injured.

It regarded that perhaps it might be Steven Bergwijn to fill that position after he scored a double in a comeback win in opposition to Leicester just a few months again, however he hasn’t achieved a lot since.

After successful Spurs the match in opposition to the Foxes, Bergwijn has scored simply as soon as – in a 5-1 win over Newcastle (Transfermarkt).

In different phrases, it’s clear the crew wants a confirmed goalscorer to supply a activate the bench, and perhaps whilst a starter in occasional matches if needed.

Add one other (attacking) midfielder

As talked about beforehand, Dejan Kulusevski has been a revelation since arriving in North London. And whereas he can play many positions – together with midfielder – it’s clear his finest place could also be as a right-winger.

This implies Spurs want one other midfield participant. Rodrigo Bentancur has been unbelievable since arriving alongside Kulusevski, however one other, extra attacking choice would actually profit Spurs within the midfield.

Maybe a Christian Eriksen reunion? Who is aware of if it may actually occur, however Tottenham has struggled to exchange him since he left for Inter Milan. So why not simply carry him again and fill the outlet that approach?

In any case, it’s Spurs, so stranger issues have occurred.

Discover a proper wing-back

Conte prefers a 3-5-2 formation and the usage of wing-backs, it’s clear, notably on the suitable facet, that Spurs want an improve in that place.

Whereas being a good defender, it’s clear that Emerson Royal doesn’t provide a complete lot going ahead. Matt Doherty has additionally been a lot improved underneath Conte than earlier Spurs managers, however he isn’t a high-quality choice.

To be able to make the crew into the form that matches his most popular model, Spurs should give Conte the funds to accumulate wing-backs in the summertime window.

And the remainder

Tottenham may additionally do with a left centre-back, a back-up goalkeeper, and maybe one other winger if Steven Bergwijn exits the club. An additional holding midfielder and a purpose menace at left-wing-back would even be a bonus.


If Conte goes

So right here is the reverse situation. Let’s say Spurs miss out on Champions League soccer and Antonio Conte leaves as a result of club’s lack of ambition.

Then what does the club do?

Time for a rebuild 

If Conte leaves, it’s time for the club to rebuild solely. At this level, they’ve certified for the Europa League and don’t have the crew to compete for minor trophies, not to mention the Premier League title.

So as an alternative of ending someplace between fourth and eighth for the foreseeable future and being miles off from Manchester City, Liverpool, and even Chelsea, Tottenham want to enter a full rebuild.

Promote Harry Kane

If Conte goes and Spurs end outdoors the highest 4, Harry Kane being a significant distraction through the summer season is greater than doubtless, particularly after final 12 months.

If he doesn’t wish to keep any longer and the crew round him can’t win, Kane shouldn’t really feel the necessity to stick round, and the club ought to honour his doubtless request to depart.

To not point out getting as a lot in return for Kane as potential is vital since he will likely be nearing 30 years of age and has a historical past of accidents.

If the rebuild is coming, spare Kane the potential for dwelling via it within the remaining years of his contract. He’s a club legend, and he deserves higher.

Rent a long-term manager

If a rebuild is coming, Spurs want a manager who will likely be there till the undertaking is full. Very like Mauricio Pochettino when he was employed (however don’t rent him once more, please), the club wants a coach with the potential to get higher because the crew he manages does too.

Hiring somebody like Graham Potter or Thomas Frank would go a great distance in offering stability to a club that has had 4 managers in simply over 12 months.

Decide the longer term core

This might be an important first step for a brand new manager that might are available.

Take a look at the general squad. If Tanguy Ndombele or Giovani Lo Celso aren’t in his plans, half methods with them as quickly as potential. Eliminate any fringe gamers they don’t like and allow them to use the ensuing funds to signal their very own gamers.

If there are gamers not match for the crew going ahead, ship them out on loan, and even higher, promote them if potential. It does no good to maintain gamers round that don’t wish to be on the club or don’t should be.

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Author: Londonlad

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