Tottenham Hotspur FC players believe Antonio Conte will depart the club soon.
Conte’s contract expires in the summer, and many players believe they will be working under a different head coach next season.
The players are ready to accept blame for poor performances and results, but there is a sense that Conte went too far when he called them selfish and questioned their loyalty to the club following the 3-3 draw against Southampton on Saturday.
Tottenham will not play again for a fortnight, giving chairman Daniel Levy little time to decide whether to take action against Conte.
Conte has explained to the Spurs board that the players—not the owner or chairman—are the target of his fury. After his incredible outburst, Tottenham is reportedly doing business as normal.
He also appeared to target the club’s ownership but it is reported Conte’s clarification to the board pointed out he asked why only the club and managers accept responsibility for not winning while the players got “alibis”.
Players and staff are now on a pre-scheduled two-day break and will return to the training site on Tuesday, regardless of the outcome.
There has been no public reaction from the players to Conte’s statements, with Cristian Romero and Pedro Porro being the only players to post on social media since the outburst.
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Jamie Carragher believes Conte wants to quit the club following his outburst. While on the other side, Jamie Redknapp thinks the Italian’s predicament is getting out of hand.
Conte’s Spurs contract ends this summer, and Sky Sports’ Gary Neville claimed he would “keep him right where he is and make him do his job”.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is under intense pressure to re-appoint Mauricio Pochettino as manager, with numerous players and staff begging with him to return and revitalize the club.
Tottenham’s defeat at St Mary’s closed off a terrible March that saw them eliminated from both the FA Cup and the Champions League, leaving them trophyless since 2008.