Tottenham Hotspur has announced that Antonio Conte will leave the club by mutual consent after 16 months at the helm.
Despite sitting fourth in the Premier League, the club’s cup competitions have come to an end in recent weeks, and relations between Conte and the club have soured at every level, making it impossible for him to lead the club to a trophy this season.
Conte’s assistant, Christian Stellini, has been appointed as the acting manager for the rest of the season, with Ryan Mason named as Stellini’s assistant.
Tottenham’s President, Daniel Levy, issued a statement on Sunday evening, saying, “With 10 Premier League games left, the fight for Champions League qualification is in our hands. We all have to work together.
Everyone needs to step up to ensure the best possible finish for our club and our incredibly loyal supporters.”
According to ESPN, Conte was frustrated by the differences in strategy with the club and was reluctant to make the radical changes he believed were necessary.
After conceding a 3–1 lead against Southampton and conceding two goals in the final 15 minutes before the international break to draw 3–3, Conte couldn’t hide his anger at his players.
At the post-match press conference, Conte took out his anger on the players and club owner ENIC.
Spurs are looking for their ninth manager since winning their last trophy, the 2008 League Cup against Chelsea. According to ESPN, Tottenham was interested in former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, who was eager to take over the Premier League after being sacked by the Blues in September, but Bayern Munich was quick to join this German team.
In summary, Antonio Conte’s departure from Tottenham Hotspur by mutual consent marks the end of a 16-month tenure for the manager.
The club’s cup competitions have come to an end, while relations between Conte and the club have soured at every level, making it impossible for him to lead the club to a trophy this season.
Christian Stellini has been appointed as the interim manager for the rest of the season, and Spurs are currently searching for a permanent replacement.
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