Robbie Keane expects Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte's future to be resolved "in the next few days".
Conte is facing the sack after an extraordinary outburst following a 3-3 Premier League draw at Southampton last weekend.
The Italian accused his players of being "selfish", having "no heart" and not wanting to "play under stress" after they dropped points against the struggling Saints.
Conte has returned to his homeland during the international break amid reports he could be shown the door before his contract expires at the end of this season.
Spurs bowed out of the Champions League with a whimper at the hands of Milan and are fourth in the Premier League.
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Former Tottenham striker Keane thinks uncertainty over Conte's position will be ended early next week.
Asked about Spurs' season, he told Stats Perform: "I would say inconsistent if you look where they are. If they finish in the top four, is that a fantastic, successful season? I would say probably yes.
"With just 10 games to go, I think they're in a good position. Of course, the situation with Conte is not helpful. But nothing has come out yet in terms of the club or Conte saying that he's going to leave or he's going to stay.
"I'm sure that will be sorted out in the next few days, definitely before Monday or Tuesday because the lads are back in training, but it's not unusual for Conte to go home.
"He's been doing this since he's been at the club when the lads are on international break. He goes home and spends time with his family. So that's normal because I think we have three first-team players that are there.
"Ryan Mason and other first-team coaches take it. So that's not unusual. I think everybody, every Tottenham fan, would probably need a bit of clarity, certainly in the next few days."
Tottenham, who have been tipped to move for sacked Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann, face Everton on their return to Premier League action a week on Monday.