Antonio Conte refuses Tottenham contract discussion as his future hangs in the balance
Antonio Conte's future in North London is currently in doubt after several reports suggest he is not willing to discuss a new contract at Tottenham Hotspur.
The cub have tried offering the Italian an extension, however, the former Inter boss feels he is better off focusing on the current struggles the team face.
Spurs have only won 3 of their last 10 league matches and have made it harder for themselves, consistently conceding goals due to individual errors.
This is a worry for Conte as he has built a very successful career on solid defensive displays, which his team have not been achieving over recent weeks.
The talks of a dream return for former Spurs boss, Mauricio Pochettino, are continuing to excite some fans as there is still a lot of love for the Argentine.
Pochettino led the Lilywhites to their first ever UEFA Champions League final which was very much the pinnacle of his time at the club.
He also gave White Hart Lane the best send off imaginable with an unbeaten season at home, including a 2-1 victory against Manchester United in their final game there.
With the reactionary style of football Antonio Conte sets his current group of players out to play, it is creating tedious viewing for Tottenham fans and is creating divides within the fanbase.
The way football has developed, as with many sports, the vast majority of successful teams go on the front foot and win games with confidence.
This Spurs side currently look like they simply want to avoid losing, with poor performances affecting players throughout the team, with Son Heung-Min's lack of form epitomising the current state of play.
Many are uncertain as to whether they would prefer Antonio Conte to stay or to leave, yet it is seeming the latter is more likely.
Regardless of his presence at the club, as well as Director of Football Fabio Paratici, Tottenham require a rebuild.
Some of the players who were left after Pochettino departed are still present in the squad with some starting weekly, despite conceding errors.
With the manager's contract discussions at a standstill, transfers in the January and Summer windows are crucial for the club, with Spurs supporters praying for an end to their increasingly frustrating trophy drought.