Harry Kane would love for Antonio Conte to stay at Tottenham, but admitted he ‘has no idea’ what the Italian will do in the summer.
This week will be a pivotal one for Spurs that will likely shape their immediate and long-term future.
Kane has thrived at Spurs since Conte’s appointmentGetty
They have just one game left of the Premier League season where they will hope to secure Champions League football.
Rivals Arsenal are in the driving seat and can retake fourth on Monday night with a win over Newcastle.
Whatever happens at St James’ Park, the race for that last Champions League spot will go down to the final day.
Conte was passionately congratulating his players after beating Burnley 1-0 in a gritty performance at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Their overall league position could determine the futures of the likes of Conte and Kane, with the former linked with the Paris Saint-Germain job.
Whatever happens, though, Kane wants Conte to commit to Tottenham.
Kane has 26 goals in all competitions this season
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“I have no idea to be honest (if he will stay), that is his decision,” Kane said.
“But he has worked really hard while he has been here, he’s a great guy, a really passionate man so whatever his decision is you have to respect it but for sure I am enjoying it and I know the boys are enjoying working with him.
“I have said I am a big fan of his and we got on really well so of course it would be great for the club if he stays.
“But like I have said that is his decision, he’s a man I’m sure he will talk to the club and decide on his future. For our point of view we are all enjoying working with him.”
Spurs were heading for a season of mediocrity following a dismal opening ten games under Nuno Espirito Santo’s stewardship, but Conte has got them competing with the best.
Conte has proved popular with the Spurs fans, with the club on the cusp of top fourGetty
Top four is very much in their sights, but Kane thinks even better things could be on the horizon.
The striker pushed for an exit from Tottenham last summer, with Man City reportedly making a number of bids.
Those were rebuffed by Spurs and now with City signing Erling Haaland, the England captain hinted that he will be staying at the north London club.
“There is still a lot of work to do, we are fourth as we stand,” he said.
“I think the improvement has definitely been there since the gaffer came in to where we are now.
“It shows it can be done in a short space of time, but obviously we will see what happens over the summer and look forward to the next season with a great manager and hopefully we’ve learnt a lot since he’s been here.
“We have had spells where we were really good but it is about doing that on a consistent basis over a whole season in all competitions, not just the Premier League as well.
“That is where we have got to get better and learn from and for sure the last few months have been a big improvement.”
Spurs face Norwich on the final day of the seasonGetty
Arsenal had the chance to secure top four in last week’s north London derby, but a brilliant Spurs performance opened the race wide open again.
Victory over Burnley means Tottenham can sit back and watch their rivals try and regain the upper hand in the race for Champions League qualification.
“When you look at our season they are the games we have not quite got over the line in, which is why we are in the position we are,” Kane said.
“It was nice to respond. It has been a tough week, travel, quick preparation and Burnley are fighting for every point and they make it tough so overall really pleased and we are just waiting for Monday night to see what happens.
“I will probably play some golf, spend some time with the family and then sit down and watch the game and hope for a Newcastle win.”