Antonio Conte’s well-advertised departure from Tottenham was lastly confirmed on Sunday night time, the membership saying it was by “mutual settlement” after every week of behind-the-scenes turbulence and stony public silence.
Conte’s long-time assistant, Cristian Stellini, shall be appearing head coach for the rest of the season, with Ryan Mason as his assistant. The main focus will flip in direction of the id of the subsequent everlasting supervisor, with Julian Nagelsmann – sacked by Bayern Munich on Friday – on the membership’s wish-list.
Spurs had needed Nagelsmann in 2021 after they dismissed José Mourinho however he was set on going to Bayern. The membership are concerned with a number of managers together with Luis Enrique, Roberto De Zerbi, Rúben Amorim and Vincent Kompany. Mauricio Pochettino, the final supervisor to finish a full season at Spurs – in 2018-19 – can be a preferred selection amongst followers however it’s unclear if he or the membership would need the reunion.
Conte tore into his gamers after the 3-3 draw at Southampton on the Saturday earlier than final, labelling them “egocentric” and blaming them for the membership’s trophy drought. He had been broadly anticipated to depart when his contract expired on the finish of the season. However after the outburst, it was understood that a lot of the gamers had been completely satisfied for him to depart instantly – a reality not misplaced on the chairman, Daniel Levy.
Spurs launched a press release on their web site at 10.20pm to announce Conte’s departure, “thank him for his contribution and want him properly for the long run.” Levy urged everybody to “pull collectively” over the remaining 10 league video games within the battle for a Champions League end. Spurs are fourth, two factors forward of Newcastle, who’ve two matches in hand.