Daniel Levy advised to avoid “crazy” Antonio Conte mistake at Tottenham


Antonio Conte has taken Tottenham to the top four of the Premier League and Daniel Levy has been warned not to make any mistakes while the Italian is in charge

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Conte describes what Tottenham can accomplish before the end of the season

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was given a warning to ensure he doesn’t make a costly error while Antonio Conte is in control.

Tottenham initially refused to comply with the demands of the Italians in the summer but they changed their mind and brought Conte in after they had fired Nuno Espirito Sante in November.

Portugal’s former boss was the first to serve the longest tenure as Spurs boss. Now Tottenham is trying to catch up with Conte.

And they were urged not to make any ‘crazy’ mistakes while the Italian is in their dugout.

Conte was a Premier League winner and the Italian also won Serie A with Inter Milan last season, before he left for Italy in the summer.

It is evident that the Italian has a track record of success. Conte has shown that he can win trophies when he has the support of the board.

Tottenham is in desperate need of Trophies and Micah Richards, former Premier League star, thinks that Levy would not be ‘crazy” to back Conte who he believes is one the most talented managers in the country.

Conte was looking at his first Premier League defeat as Tottenham boss. They trailed Leicester by 2-1 with seconds remaining. However, their most unlikely turnaround has thrust them into top four contention. Richards has encouraged Levy to support his man.

Richards said that Richards was the Daily Mail: “Perhaps it is a stretch to see Tottenham challenging for the Premier League anytime soon but Conte has won titles with Bari, Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan and he didn’t accept Daniel Levy’s offer to succeed Nuno Espirito Santo to waste time.

“Conte wants to be competitive to cause problems to Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel, and Pep Guardiola.

“That is why it would be crazy if Levy didn’t give him the proper backing to get Tottenham motoring forward again, as was the case under Mauricio Pochettino.

“At the beginning of the season, I didn’t expect Tottenham to be in contention for the top four but Levy’s decision to appoint Conte has given them a fantastic opportunity — if they do make it into the Champions League next year, it will be down to him.

“To enhance their prospects, however, the right additions this month would be an enormous advantage. Conte has a pull and Spurs must capitalise on that, in the same way Steven Gerrard was able to attract Philippe Coutinho to Aston Villa.

“It was a club that supported their manager.”

Spurs travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday and a win against Conte’s former side will leave them just five points behind Chelsea with four games in hand, quite an impressive achievement seeing as they were 10 points behind when the Italian was appointed Tottenham boss.

Richards believes that Levy must build on their momentum, as he added: “Tottenham must maintain it — and to do that, it means giving Conte the opportunity to really enhance this squad. He is the best possible manager they could ask for. This is an opportunity they cannot miss.”