Ange Postecoglou wants Harry Kane’s future at the club resolved quickly as he prepares for his first campaign in charge at Tottenham.
Kane’s contract is set to expire next summer and Bayern Munich are interested in a deal to sign the forward, with the Bundesliga champions having had two bids turned down.
Spurs are reluctant to lose the club’s all-time record goalscorer, but run the risk of losing Kane as a free agent if he fails to sign a new contract.
The north Londoners have offered Kane a club-record contract to extend his deal, but the England captain has so far shown no indication that he is willing to commit to new terms.
Postecoglou is keen to resolve the situation quickly, but insists he won’t set Kane a deadline to sign a new deal.
Asked if he was relaxed on the Kane situation, Postecoglou said: “Fair to say I am not relaxed about it! It’s not something you go: ‘Ah, well, you know if it does or doesn’t happen!’ I mean it’s a very important part of this football club. Not just the team, but the football club,” he said, as per Sky Sports.
“So, you’ve got to deal with it, and I think, for everyone concerned, we don’t want to be doing it for too long. I don’t think that is good for anyone. I don’t think it is good for Harry, I don’t think it is good for the club, because as laser-focused as we want to be, you end up sort of repeating yourself along the way.
“But the flip side of that is I don’t want to put a deadline on it, because that adds even more pressure. You want these things to happen for the right reasons. The reality of it is he’s still a contracted player at our football club, so that’s the way I see him.
“It’s not like his contract is ending on the 12th [of August] and he’s got to make a decision, he’s got another year. So from that part, I am not relaxed but I am not putting pressure on him or anyone else at the football club, saying ‘well we need to do this’. But I don’t think deep down any of us want it to go on for too long.”