'I've finished, I'm walking away' – Antonio Conte REFUSES to guarantee he will be Tottenham manager against Leeds
ANTONIO CONTE has refused to guarantee that he will take charge of Tottenham when they face Leeds on Saturday.
The Italian cut a dejected a figure after watching his team lose 1-0 to Burnley last night.
Conte, 52, hinted that he could leave the North Londoners, saying: "Maybe I'm not so good. Tottenham called me to change things – but I'm too honest.
"We are doing everything to change situation but it's not enough. I'm open for every decision because I want to help Tottenham.
"I'm too honest to close my eyes and continue in this way, just saying: okay, my salary is good. I've ambition."
The former Inter Milan boss was then interviewed by talkSPORT commentator Sam Matterface, who concluded their chat by asking him if he'd still be manager when Spurs travel to Leeds on Saturday.
Matterface revealed that Conte replied: "I've finished, I've finished. I'm walking away."
Daniel Levy will hold crisis talks with his manager today in a bid to convince him to stay at the club.
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Spurs have now lost as many games as Burnley this season… and have even conceded more goals than the relegation-threatened Clarets.
The North Londoners are now seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester United, with Conte having even sensationally hinted that his side could be relegated.
He said: "I came in to try to improve the situation in Tottenham but maybe in this moment, I don’t know, I’m not so good to improve the situation.
"For me, it’s very frustrating because I know we’re working hard, working a lot and trying to get the best out of every single player. The reality is this.
"I’m too honest to close my eyes and say: 'okay on Saturday we’re going to play another game'. It's right at the moment to see well, what is the situation well and to make an assessment.
"Also I repeat: I’m really frustrated and I’m not used to being faced with this type of situation.
We have to pay attention to not fight for the relegation zone
"But the problem, I repeat: I’m trying to do everything to change the situation but the situation is not changing.
"Someone has to speak about the race for the fourth place, and the reality from the last five games is we have to pay attention to not fight for the relegation zone.
"This is the truth. this is the reality, and when this type of situation happens, maybe there is something wrong.
"I don't want to close my eyes, I want to take my responsibility, if I have the responsibility. I am open, I am open for every decision because I want to help Tottenham."
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