Tottenham can now rest assured that Antonio Conte explained that he is not interested in replacing Pochetino at PSG and that this "is fake news".
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Alarm bells had already been set off at Spurs as in previous days the English press had been speculating about the possibility of Conte being Pochetino's replacement in Paris.
However, Tottenham's head coach has already resoundingly dispelled these rumors and leaves no doubt in anyone's mind that he will continue to be the decision-maker in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium dugout.
How Antonio Conte explained that he is not interested in replacing Pochetino at PSG
According to Sky Sports, when the coach was questioned about the possibility of leaving Spurs to go to manage the club that plays at the Parc des Princes, his response was as follows:
"I think it's good that other clubs appreciate my work, but the truth is that I don't like people inventing news, just to talk, just to create problems."
Conte added: "This is not right, it's not fair to the clubs involved or to my players, because I feel we are focused on these five games and getting results. These things make me laugh, but I think we have to have respect and not invent fake news".
Antonio Conte's Tottenham aim: to enter European competitions
Conte is quite right in stating that he must concentrate on his upcoming games as the club is in 5th place in the overall standings and has a serious chance of playing in the UEFA Champions League.
But if this objective fails, they still have the option of playing in the UEFA Europa League, so the Spurs coach's efforts would be rewarded.
On this, the coach said, "We must be focused on this moment and the target. We have a great opportunity to get a place in the Champions League. This is not the time to listen to fake news. We have these five games and then, at the end of the season, privately, I will talk to the club about my situation."
But as the Premier League draws to a close, which will certainly define the Italian coach's future, he should be ready to celebrate yet another achievement in his professional career.
And that achievement is to reach 100 Premier League games in charge next Sunday, a record that will allow him to rub shoulders with other Italian coaches who have achieved the same feat.
And the last 3 Italian coaches to reach this figure are Claudio Ranieri, Roberto Mancini, and Carlo Ancelotti, so Antonio Conte will become part of this select group.