Antonio Conte appears on his way out of Tottenham with multiple reports indicating the Italian is set to be axed following his explosive press conference following the club’s 3-3 draw with Southampton before the international break. Express Sport takes a look at five players whose futures may be affected as a result of Conte leaving.
Before Spurs brought in Conte, Kane’s future at the club was up in the air with reports suggesting he was angling for a move away. But the England captain seemingly had a change of heart when the serial winner arrived at Tottenham and there was optimism from the club’s hierarchy that Kane would want to stay.
He’s continued leading Tottenham from the front and is again playing a key role in their battle for a top-four finish. However, questions will now be asked once again about Kane’s future if Conte leaves and Tottenham go through another transitional period.
Kane will turn 30 years of age this summer and he’s indicated in the past that he wants to be challenging for trophies and he’ll be left wondering whether that is possible under the next manager.
Tottenham have the worst defensive record of any side in the top 12 positions of the Premier League and changes will need to be made by whoever potentially replaces Conte this summer. The Colombia international will have just one year left on his contract this summer and it’s been reported that he could be sold to free up some funds for a replacement.
He’s barely featured under Conte this season, starting just six Premier League games despite Tottenham’s defensive woes.
Tottenham appeared to strike the deal of the summer transfer window last year when they signed Yves Bissouma for just £25million. Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United had all been linked with the talented midfielder before Tottenham swooped in.
But it’s been a disastrous debut season in north London for Bissouma and Tottenham may well look to cut their losses if Conte leaves. Bolstering Tottenham’s midfield will be a priority for whoever potentially takes over from Conte this summer and Bissouma’s future would certainly be in question.
Pape Matar Sarr
Still just 20 years of age, Pape Matar Sarr is seen as a star for the future but Tottenham will need players capable of stepping up now. His age makes him a valuable asset in the market for Tottenham to potentially cash in on for someone capable of making a difference straight away.
Sarr has similarly struggled to fight his way into Conte’s first-team despite injuries to both Bissouma and Rodrigo Bentancur. It all depends on who Tottenham bring in as their next manager, but Sarr’s future will certainly be under risk.
It was less than a year ago that Son was finishing his best-ever season in front of goal with Tottenham. But the South Korean has been unable to replicate that form this year and has even fallen out of favour in the starting line-up.
A confidence boost is all Son needs to get back up and running and a new manager could make that change. However, Tottenham will also have to consider Son’s market value and if Kane leaves then do the club go for a complete rebuild? If so, Son may also need to be sold to raise the funds necessary to facilitate the changes that are needed.