Tottenham have confirmed that Antonio Conte has been relieved of his duties as manager simply over every week after his astonishing press convention meltdown.
The Italian took goal at his squad and the tradition of the membership following a 3-3 draw at Southampton. Conte was all the time anticipated to go away North London on the finish of this season, however chairman Daniel Levy has clearly deemed the 56-year-old’s position as untenable and acted swiftly to take away him from his put up.
In a brief assertion launched on the club website late Sunday night, Levy made clear why he felt he had little alternative however to half methods with Conte at this stage of the season.
Levy declared: “Now we have 10 Premier League video games remaining and now we have a struggle on our arms for a Champions League place. All of us want to tug collectively. Everybody has to step up to make sure the very best doable end for our Membership and wonderful, loyal supporters.”
It’s obvious that Levy felt Spurs’ cost for Champions League qualification was solely going to finish in tears and that the membership’s finest guess was to finish Conte’s reign prematurely.
The replace from Spurs additionally confirmed Cristian Stellini will probably be their performing head coach for the rest of the season, with Ryan Mason his assistant. The choice could come as a shock contemplating Mason served because the interim when Jose Mourinho was sacked in early 2021.
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Conte’s closing press convention will go down in Premier League historical past, as he claimed to a room of surprised reporters: “I see egocentric gamers, I see gamers that do not wish to assist one another and do not put their coronary heart [in], I see solely 11 gamers that play for themselves.
“Why is it taking place? As a result of they’re used to it right here, they’re used to it. They do not play for one thing essential yeah.
“They do not wish to play underneath stress, they do not wish to play underneath stress. It’s simple on this method.”
Hypothesis surrounding Conte’s future went up a notch as soon as information broke that the Italian had flown again to his residence nation following the draw at St. Mary’s.
The hearsay mill is probably going to enter overdrive with reference to who may succeed Conte long-term. Former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has typically been touted with a return, however the lately sacked Julian Nagelsmann may additionally emerge as a front-runner.
For now, full-focus is on securing a top-four end however Levy will certainly have one eye on the following everlasting appointment.