PSG Link is ‘fake news’, says Spurs boss Conte

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte has slammed ‘fake news’ reports that he is a candidate to take charge of Paris Saint-Germain. Conte has been linked with the French champions this week after reports emerged their current boss Mauricio Pochettino, himself a former Spurs manager, is set to leave at the end of the season. The Italian has 12 months left on his contract with Tottenham and has refused to commit his long-term future at the Premier League club since replacing sacked Nuno Espirito Santo in November. Asked about the PSG link on Friday, Conte insisted there was no truth to the claims. “Obviously I think it’s good that other clubs appreciate my work. It’s one thing. But the truth is that I don’t like it when people try (to make up) news – just to talk , only to create problems,” Conte told reporters. “It’s not fair, not fair for me, for the clubs involved and for my players. I repeat, this kind of situation makes me smile. “But I think people who want to say something about this should also show respect to everyone involved in this situation, and not make up fake news and tell a lot of lies.” In this situation, who works in football – players or managers – know full well that at this stage of the season a lot of fake news starts to come out.” Conte doesn’t want talk of his future to be a distraction for Tottenham players as they are battling for Champions League qualification. Ahead of Sunday’s clash with Leicester, Tottenham are two points behind north London rivals Arsenal with five games remaining. “At the moment, our fans, me , the players, the club, the fans, we have to focus, we have to focus on an important target for us,” Conte said. “We are living this dream. champions. It’s fair to point out that we are fighting for a goal that was not in our minds at the start of the season.

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