Antonio Conte is no more the manager of Tottenham after a shocking tirade against club owner Daniel Levy and the club’s prize history.
The Italian manager’s deal, which began when he took over as Spurs manager in November 2021, was set to end this summer. It was decided to part ways prior to the 2022–2023 campaign because it was told that a fruitful working partnership in north London might not be maintained. “I think it’s better to dig into the problem, we are not a team,” Conte remarked following a 3-3 Premier League tie with Southampton on March 18. We have 11 players that will take the field.
I see selfish players, guys that do not want to support one another and do not put their hearts into it. We are currently worse in this category this season than we were previously. You cannot progress until you work as a team.”
Later, he said, “It’s simple in this way [playing without pressure or importance].” Tottenham’s tale is this: the owner has been there for 20 years and they have never won anything, but why? The club, or any manager that stays here, is solely to blame.”
Antonio Conte and Tottenham Hotspur agreed to split ways
Tottenham said in an official statement on Sunday, “We can confirm that Head Coach Antonio Conte has left the Club by mutual agreement.” In Antonio’s debut season at the Club, we qualified for the Champions League. We appreciate Antonio’s efforts and wish him the best in the future.
“For the remainder of the season, Christian Stellini will serve as Acting Head Coach, with Ryan Mason serving as Deputy Head Coach.”
The statement was accompanied by a brief message from Levy, who urged supporters to rally behind the club as they strive to end the campaign on a high note. “We have 10 Premier League games remaining and we are fighting for a Champions League berth,” Spurs chairman said. We must all work together. Everyone must pitch in to secure the best possible finish for our Club and our incredible, devoted fans.”
Former Juventus, Chelsea, and Italy manager Conte managed Tottenham Hotspur for 76 games, winning 41 and losing 23. He was able to steer them to a top-four finish last season, clinching Champions League qualifying, but came short of ending a 15-year drought for major trophy.
Stellini will return to the Spurs bench when they face Everton away on April 3.