Ahmed ‘Mido’ Hossam has expressed his discontent with the size of Antonio Conte’s contract as Tottenham Hotspur boss.
The previous Chelsea and Inter Milan supervisor was introduced as the brand new Spurs boss on Tuesday following the dismissal of Nuno Espirito Santo following unimpressive outcomes.
Conte was handed an preliminary 18-month contract that features an extension on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Nonetheless, the previous Egypt star – who represented Spurs between 2005 to 2007 has raised an eyebrow over the membership administration’s resolution to rent Conte within the quick time period – claiming that the period is just not inadequate for the 52-year-old to show the membership’s fortunes round.
“I’m shocked he [Antonio Conte] will signal for less than 18 months. I feel he wants way more time to rework Tottenham,” Mido instructed BBC Radio 5 Live.
“18 months is just not sufficient for a coach to alter issues round.
“Everyone knows it’s been a large number. We can’t disguise. It’s apparent to everybody that it’s been a large number at Tottenham.
“Let’s hope Daniel Levy and the board can be affected person with him [Conte].
“Conte is aware of that with out cash he can’t do something. He wants good defenders.”
Conte’s appointment noticed him return to England three years after his stint at Stamford Bridge, the place he delivered top-flight title glory and the FA Cup diadem.
“I’m extraordinarily blissful to return to teaching, and to take action at a Premier League membership that has the ambition to be a protagonist once more,” the Italian instructed the club website.
“Tottenham Hotspur has state-of-the-art amenities and probably the greatest stadiums on the earth. I can not wait to begin working to convey to the crew and the followers the eagerness, mentality and dedication which have all the time distinguished me, as a participant and as a coach.
“Final summer time our union didn’t occur as a result of the tip of my relationship with Inter was nonetheless too current and emotionally too concerned with the tip of the season, so I felt that it wasn’t but the fitting time to return to teaching.”
He’ll make his bow when he leads Tottenham Hotspur towards Vitesse in Thursday’s Europa Convention League group stage fixture.