Harry Kane would like Antonio Conte to stay at Tottenham but admitted he ‘has no idea’ what the Italian will do this summer.
This week will be a pivotal week for Spurs that will likely shape their immediate and long-term future.
They have just one game left of the Premier League season where they hope to secure Champions League football.
Rivals Arsenal are in control and can reclaim fourth place on Monday night with a win over Newcastle.
Whatever happens at St James’ Park, the race for that final Champions League spot will be on until the final day.
Conte was passionately congratulating his players after beating Burnley 1-0 in a daring performance at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Their overall position in the league could determine Conte and Kane’s future, with the former linked to the Paris Saint-Germain position.
Whatever happens, however, Kane wants Conte to commit to Tottenham.
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“I have no idea to be honest (if he will stay), it’s his decision,” Kane said.
“But he’s worked really hard since he’s 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 appreciate that and I know that the boys like to work with him.
“I said I was a huge fan of his and we got along very well, so of course it would be great for the club if he stayed.
“But like I said, it’s his decision, he’s a man, I’m sure he will talk to the club and decide his future. From our point of view, we all enjoy working with him.
Spurs were heading for a season of mediocrity after a dismal ten-game opener under manager Nuno Espirito Santo, but Conte put them up against the best.
The top four is definitely 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 offers.
These were rebuffed by Spurs and now that City have signed Erling Haaland, the England captain has hinted he will stay at the north London club.
“There is still a lot of work to do, we are fourth at this stage,” he said.
“I think the improvement is definitely there since the gaffer got to where we are now.
“It shows it can be done in a short time but obviously we’ll see what happens over the summer and look forward to the next season with a great manager and hopefully we’ve learned a lot since then. it’s here.
“We had periods where we were really good, but it’s about doing it consistently over a whole season in all competitions, not just the Premier League as well.
“That’s where we have to improve and learn and for sure the last few months have been a big improvement.”
Arsenal had a chance to finish in the top four in last week’s North London derby but a brilliant performance from Spurs reopened the race.
Victory over Burnley means Tottenham can sit back and watch their rivals try to regain the upper hand in the race for Champions League qualification.
“When you look at our season, those are the games where we haven’t quite crossed the line, that’s why we’re in the position we’re in,” Kane said.
“It was nice to respond. It’s been a tough week, travelling, quick preparation and Burnley are fighting for every point and they make it tough, so overall very happy and we’re just waiting for Monday night to see what happens. will pass.
“I’ll probably play golf, hang out with the family, then sit back and watch the game and hope for a win at Newcastle.”