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Poyet calls on Spurs and Conte to make decision THIS MONTH


Former Tottenham star Gus Poyet says manager Antonio Conte's future must be decided this month.

Poyet, who played for Spurs and was an assistant manager under Juande Ramos, feels that the club needs to take control of the decision rather than waiting until the end of the season as Conte has suggested.

"We are already in March, and I think that under normal circumstances, everybody would know if Conte was going to be there next year or not," Poyet told "There has to be a deadline this month on his future, in March – with Antonio and the club, one way or another. I'm not talking just about for Antonio – it is important for the players, the recruitment and the overall wellbeing of the club.

"It's a strange situation. During the games he doesn't influence the play, he doesn't seem to be thinking about how to win the game. Maybe the situation with his health has extended his decision-making time longer but now that he is back, and before the international break, a decision has to be made.

"It is something the players are going to be talking about, especially after being knocked out of the Champions League. If they aren't playing and don't have a great relationship with the coach, they may be thinking it will be better if there is a change. Or there may be players who do have a good relationship and are trying to influence him to sign the contract.

"I'm trying to think why it is still in doubt. Are they waiting for something or do they already know and it has not been made public? It is very strange. We are not talking about a situation where a manager has finished his contract and everybody knows he is leaving."

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