Jamie Carragher predicts what’ll happen to Conte at Tottenham

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher has predicted what will happen to Antonio Conte at Tottenham Hotspur.

Carragher believes Conte may need more than 18 months to get Tottenham challenging again for trophies.

Conte is close to agreeing to £15.5million-per-year to take charge at Tottenham after the club sacked Nuno Espirito Santo on Monday.

Should Conte take over at Tottenham, it will be his first return to management in England since leaving Chelsea in 2018 after winning the 2016-17 Premier League title with the Blues.

“I would love Conte back in the Premier League,” Carragher said ahead of Monday Night Football on Sky Sports.

“I think he was a revelation the first time around, he is a brilliant character, his personality, I would love to see him back in the Premier League so I hope it does get done.

“I think a manager is going to need more than 18 months to turn Tottenham around and even though I am a huge admirer of Antonio Conte and how quickly… the success he had with Chelsea and every club he has been to… I think it would be very difficult to replicate that success in 18 months.”

“I think he could need another 18 months on top of that to maybe get Tottenham back, maybe challenging,” Carragher added.

“When I say “get Tottenham back”, maybe back to where they were under [Mauricio] Pochettino, where they felt they had a chance of winning trophies and pushing people for the title, Champions League year in, year out.

“I think there is a lot of work to be done, so do I think Conte can turn that around in 18 months? I think it will be difficult for a man of his calibre.

“I think this squad is capable of challenging for the CL positions and they are not a million miles away from that right now. Tottenham as a club should always aspire to be in that position