Tottenham Hotspur will open contract talks with manager Antonio Conte next month, according to The Telegraph.
The Italian will soon clock up one year in charge of Tottenham and his current deal expires at the end of the season.
Tottenham know the time to get Conte to sign a new deal is now. However, they can activate a clause in his contract to extend his stay for another year.
Conte is on £15 million a season but will demand more money after significantly impacting the club’s fortunes over the past year.
He arrived last season in November with the club in the ninth position and helped stabilise the club. He guided them to a top-four finish, achieving Champions League qualification.
They are in third place behind Arsenal and Manchester City this season. Tottenham also top their Champions League group.
Tottenham see next month as the perfect time to start contract negotiations with the former Juventus and Chelsea manager. There will be no club football with players going for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The fact that Conte is still living in a hotel does not bother Tottenham. His his wife and daughter remain in Italy, but regularly visit the 53-year-old and he is untroubled by his living conditions.
Chairman Daniel Levy and football director Fabio Paratici showed Conte they wanted him to stay with six summer signings.
However, he will seek guarantees that it was not a one-off. He wants the club to assure him of continuous spending.
Conte believes he needs at least two more transfer windows to turn Tottenham into title contenders and wants guarantees from the hierarchy.
He wants to compete for titles and needs investment if he is the man to bring the club its first silverware since 2008.
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