Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte says reports linking him with a return to Juventus are "disrespectful" and "incredible", and insists he is happy at Spurs. According to reports in Italy last week, Conte is open to replacing under-pressure Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri, who potentially faces the sack with the Old Lady struggling in Serie A with just two wins in seven games this season. The Italian giants are also reportedly encouraged by Conte's contract situation at Tottenham with his current deal expiring next summer. How to watch free Premier League highlights Premier League table | Fixtures | Results Download the Sky Sports App But Conte, who joined Spurs in November 2021 and then guided them to Champions League qualification, has rejected the rumours from his home country. "This is incredible," the 53-year-old said. "In this period I think this is disrespectful for the coach that works in Juventus and for me working in Tottenham. … [Read more...] about Antonio Conte: Tottenham boss says he is ‘happy’ at the club amid ‘disrespectful’ links to the Juventus job
The first Manchester derby this season will unfold in front of the Sky cameras this Sunday - but how do the teams shape up going into the showdown? The 188th meeting between the rivals kicks off Super Sunday this weekend, with hosts Manchester City unbeaten in 19 Premier League games - dating back to a 3-2 home defeat against Tottenham in February. Meanwhile, Manchester United's current run of four successive league wins is their longest since April 2021 - a five-game winning streak that included a 2-0 win at the Etihad. Manchester City Manchester United Sunday 2nd October 1:00pm Kick off 2:00pm The fact both teams are in good form should come as no surprise - only Chelsea's summer spending exceeded the £227m outlay at Old Trafford and, in Erling Haaland, City have a striker whose current strike-rate would see him end the season with 59 Premier League goals. Sign up for PL goal alerts Get Sky Sports Download the Sky … [Read more...] about Man City vs Man Utd: Premier League titans clash at Etihad this Sunday | How do Pep Guardiola and Erik ten Hag’s sides shape up?
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte on Thursday hit out at "disrespectful" claims he could quit the Premier League club to rejoin Juventus. Conte has been linked with a move to Juventus after the Serie A club's poor start to the season. The Italian, whose Tottenham contract expires at the end of this season, has close ties with Juve after winning the title in Turin as both a player and manager. Having led Tottenham to Champions League qualification last term before masterminding their unbeaten start to the new English top-flight season, Conte's stock is high. But despite reports Massimiliano Allegri could be sacked after Juventus won only two of their first seven Serie A games, Conte is adamant he remains committed to Spurs. "I think this is disrespectful for the Juventus coach and disrespectful for me working for Tottenham," Conte told reporters. "We've just started the season. Many times I spoke about this topic and I always said I'm happy and enjoying my time with Tottenham. … [Read more...] about Tottenham Hotpur Boss Antonio Conte Dismisses Talk Of Juventus Link | Football News
For those tempted to write off Erling Haaland’s historically-hot start to life as a Premier League striker, we get it: There’s something rather dull about not wondering the identity of the 2022 Golden Boot winner, but just the number of his final tally. Haaland’s Premier League-leading 11 goals from seven games has him five goals clear of the next two players: Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic. That’s 1.57 goals per game from Haaland, a pace that would bag him just under 60 goals over the course of a 38-game Premier League season. [ MORE: How to watch Premier League in USA ] And even though Haaland is currently overperforming his expected goals total of 8.35, that translates to more than 43 goals scored in a single season. (For a breakdown of how Haaland’s doing what he does, check this video): Haaland is extremely unlikely to hit even 50 goals given the schedule congestion to come for Man City, but the Premier League record could very well be … [Read more...] about Premier League top scorers: Who is leading 2022 Golden Boot race?
At first, Goncalo Guedes refused. Bruno Lage, his coach in the Benfica academy, had proposed a bet while on a visit to Madrid for a tournament. He would get a haircut like Cristiano Ronaldo, but only if the young winger got a Mohawk like Mario Balotelli. Eventually, and much to the amusement of his team-mates, Guedes came back with a counterproposal. He would get the Mohawk, but it would be inverted; shaved through the middle, but with enough on the sides, he hoped, to conceal the damage. Lage happily accepted and, needlessly to say, it was Guedes who came out of it worse, his inverted Mohawk so ridiculous that he had little choice but to shave off the sides as well. "I was 14 or 15 but I had been moved up a year, so I was the youngest in the group," Guedes tells Sky Sports with a chuckle as he recalls the episode. "I was a bit young and crazy. I joked with the manager a lot. After that, we always had a good relationship." Get Sky Sports | Get NOW to stream big … [Read more...] about Goncalo Guedes exclusive interview: Wolves winger on Bruno Lage reunion and adapting to the Premier League