Antonio Conte coy over future but not expecting to be sacked by Tottenham

Antonio Conte has remained coy over his future but admitted he does not expect Tottenham to sack him before the end of the season. The 53-year-old is expected to leave Spurs when his contract expires in the summer with no talks over extending his terms into a third season. A poor start to March saw Tottenham exit the FA Cup and Champions League to increase the pressure on Conte, who joked after a goalless draw with AC Milan that he could be sacked. But, speaking ahead of Saturday’s trip to Southampton, the Italian said: “This was a provocation, you understand? About my future. “A provocation, a joke, ‘una battuta’. When you tell something, to joke.