Antonio Conte could QUIT Tottenham just months after taking over as boss if they don't spend, fears Jamie O'HaraJanuary 10, 2022
ANTONIO CONTE could quit Tottenham just months after joining if he's not backed in the transfer market, claims Jamie O'Hara.
The Italian joined Spurs in November on an 18-month contract.
His side are unbeaten in eight Premier League matches, but were offered a reality check by Chelsea during their 2-0 League Cup defeat at Stamford Bridge last week.
Conte, 52, stressed the need for patience after that match.
But after yesterday's unconvincing 3-1 victory over third-tier Morecambe, O'Hara fears that Conte could walk.
He said on talkSPORT: "I’m still positive but we need players. We need a centre-half, a box-to-box midfielder and two wing-backs.
"The owner’s got to put his hand in his pocket, I’m sick of talking about it. Antonio Conte’s saying they need reinforcements – put your money in your pockets, Tottenham Hotspur! Go and buy some top quality players.
“The fans are sick of hearing the same old rubbish. You can see it in Antonio Conte’s interviews already when he’s saying they need to improve and need the players.
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“You’ve got to be very careful as a manager, they [the club] can say what they want to get him in, ‘we’ll give you this and that, we’ll back you’.
“But when you’re in things can change very quickly and if he doesn’t sign two or three players and the window shuts at the end of January it wouldn’t surprise me if Antonio Conte walked away.
“If he doesn’t get what he wants, he will fall out with Daniel Levy. Daniel Levy needs to step up and sign some top quality players to get Tottenham into the top four because it’s there for us this season."
Spurs spent around £60million on Bryan Gil, Emerson Royal and Pape Matar Sarr last summer.
While Cristian Romero's initial loan spell is expected to be made permanent for £42.5m at the end of the season.
O'Hara, however, doesn't feel that recent windows have been good enough.
And he reckons that 'spicy' Conte could quickly grow frustrated.
He said: "Have you noticed his interviews are getting a little bit touchy and spicy?
You’ve got a world class manager so the whole highlight goes on the players and some of them are just not at the races
"I think we need to make some signings, massively… some of the players are just not good enough and the fans are turning on them.
“You’ve got a world class manager so the whole highlight goes on the players and some of them are just not at the races."
Tottenham have been strongly linked with Wolves star Adama Traore this month.
The Lilywhites feel that the Spaniard could play as a right wing-back in Conte's system.
Meanwhile, record signing Tanguy Ndombele could leave after being booed off against Morecambe by Spurs fans.
Reports in Italy suggest that Tottenham tried to swap the Frenchman for Juventus ace Weston McKennie.
But the reported bid was turned down.
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