Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has officially announced the departure of Antonio Conte as the team’s manager, just over a week after his press conference meltdown. The Italian coach had taken aim at his squad and the culture of the club following a 3-3 draw at Southampton, which had sparked speculation about his future at the club.
Conte had been appointed as the head coach of Tottenham in November 2021, with the aim of leading the club back to the top of the English Premier League. However, his tenure at the club has been marked by controversy and a string of mixed results. The team’s inconsistent performances had led to growing frustration among fans and pundits alike, with many questioning the coach’s tactics and player selection.
The club’s chairman, Daniel Levy, had reportedly been considering the future of Conte for some time, given the team’s struggles to secure a Champions League qualification spot. However, the Italian coach’s recent outburst at a press conference appears to have been the final straw for the club’s management.
In a statement released on Sunday evening, Levy said, “We have 10 Premier League games remaining and we have a fight on our hands for a Champions League place. We all need to pull together. Everyone has to step up to ensure the highest possible finish for our Club and amazing, loyal supporters.”
The announcement also confirmed that Cristian Stellini would be the team’s acting head coach for the remainder of the season, with Ryan Mason serving as his assistant. Stellini had previously worked with Conte at Inter Milan and is expected to bring a similar tactical approach to Tottenham’s game.
The decision to remove Conte from his post comes as a surprise to many, given the coach’s recent success in leading Inter Milan to win the Serie A title in the 2020-2021 season. However, his tenure at Tottenham had been marked by controversy and inconsistency, with the team struggling to find its rhythm and secure a place in the top four of the English Premier League.
As Tottenham moves forward with a new coaching team in charge, the club’s fans and supporters will be hoping for a strong finish to the season and renewed hope for the future of the team.