Spurs announced Sunday that Antonio Conte had left the Club mutually. Cristian Stellini has been appointed acting head coach for the remainder of the season. Approximately a week ago, Conte delivered a post-match rant accusing the team’s players of selfish behaviour and criticizing the Club’s ownership.
Official: Antonio Conte and Tottenham part ways by mutual consent — he’s no longer the coach 🚨⚪️ #THFC
Following the departure of Conte, Cristian Stellini will manage Tottenham Hotspur untill the end of the season. Ryan Mason will also be assistant. pic.twitter.com/N8RN38a39n
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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy stated in a club statement released Sunday night, “We have 10 Premier League games remaining, and a Champions League spot is on the line.” We must all work together to ensure the highest possible finish for our Club and our unique, loyal supporters.
Conte oversaw Tottenham for 16 months but could not end its trophy drought stretching back to 2008. His tenure ended undignifiedly, with his outburst after the 3-3 draw at Southampton making his departure almost inevitable. His contract expired at the end of the season.
The 53-year-old Conte tore into his players for a poor attitude, accusing them of not playing as a team and failing to deal with pressure. He also said: “For 20 years, there has been a similar owner, and they never won something.” After days of speculation about his future, Tottenham confirmed his exit.