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Gold provides update on option in Antonio Conte's Tottenham contract
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Gold provides update on option in Antonio Conte's Tottenham contract

Alasdair Gold has told his YouTube channel that he has learned that the option in Antonio Conte‘s contract is actually in Tottenham Hotspur’s favour.

Spurs fans are getting used to seeing Conte’s future never go away as a talking point. Of course, it has already been a turbulent time for the Italian in North London.

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Reports have suggested that some at Juventus would love Conte to return at some stage amid doubts over Massimiliano Allegri’s future.

But clearly, the longer Conte stays at Spurs, the more likely it is that Tottenham will end their wait for silverware. So supporters will be delighted with the latest update from Gold on the manager’s future.

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‘Very good news for Spurs fans’

Conte signed an 18-month deal when he was appointed as Nuno Espirito Santo’s successor. The agreement came with an option. And there may have been concerns that the option could only be triggered by both sides reaching an agreement.

Obviously, that would potentially become complicated further down the line. But Gold has suggested that Spurs will not actually need Conte’s approval to ensure that he stays until 2024.

“We’d heard these suggestions that there was this thing called a two-way option, which is a legal thing that you can have in some contracts where the person signing the contract and the employers have a mutual agreement essentially. They can decide if they want to invoke an option to extend the deal,” he told his YouTube channel.

“But as it is, having gone away and done a little digging, found out that Antonio Conte’s one, the option lies in Tottenham’s favour which is obviously very good news for Spurs fans and Tottenham. Essentially, it means that at any point, they can extend that contract when they feel fit to do so.”

Antonio Conte’s contract option in Tottenham’s favour

Tottenham will be wary of keeping Conte if he is determined to leave at any stage. But there is no doubt that the option being in Spurs’ favour helps the club.

It puts them in a stronger position if another club does come calling. But it also allows Conte to concentrate more on what is happening on the pitch.

It is also a statement that Conte is happy for the option to be Tottenham’s favour. That would suggest that he expects to be happy to stay put beyond this season.

And that could ultimately be huge for Spurs.

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