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Simone Inzaghi comments on contract situation amid Tottenham Hotspur links

Simone Inzaghi has been quoted by Sky Italy as saying he expects to hold contract talks after the final league game of the season – but the Lazio manager also stated that is “ambitious by nature”, amid reported Tottenham interest.

Inzaghi, 45, saw his Lazio side suffer a 2-0 defeat to Roma on the weekend, with Lazio now unable to go either higher or lower than sixth place despite having two games to play. There is a chance that sixth could mean Europa League.

Juventus – who sit in fifth – take on Atalanta in the Coppa Italia final and with both in European places, it is likely that sixth will get Europa League football. Spurs also sit in sixth, after Sunday’s 2-0 win over Wolves.

Inzaghi could swap clubs, with Corriere Dello Sport claiming Spurs are keeping tabs on his contract situation – with his current deal expiring this summer. Inzaghi spoke about his contract after the defeat to Roma on Sunday.

“I am optimistic by nature,” Inzaghi said when asked about his future – as per Gianluca Di Marzio’s website. “Now, we will finish the remaining fixtures, which has been such a tough calendar. Then we will talk about it [contract].”

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TBR’s view – Inzaghi might fancy a change

With Lazio in the Champions League and reaching the knockout stages until losing to Bayern Munich this season, sitting in sixth and scraping into the Europa League qualifying places is a big step back for Inzaghi.

He has now been at Lazio for six years as manager, and given they have taken a step backwards, he might be tempted to leave this summer with his contract up in June. Spurs could do a whole lot worse than the Italian.

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