Tottenham Hotspur News: Twitter reacts as Antonio Conte leaves club by mutual agreement

Tottenham Hotspur recently announced that Antonio Conte will leave the club by mutual agreement. Conte joined Spurs in 2021 and was in charge for 76 games, winning 40 of them.

Antonio Conte in a file photo; Credit: Twitter/@Spurs_India
By Hiranya Karnatak | Mar 27, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Antonio Conte has left Tottenham Hotspur by mutual consent after 16 months in charge. Spurs, who are currently fourth in the Premier League, will not end their 15-year trophy drought this season since they have already been eliminated from all cup competitions as the relationship between Conte and the team had gotten worse on all fronts. Cristian Stellini, who was serving as Conte’s assistant will now be the interim head coach while Ryan Mason has been selected as Stellini’s assistant.

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In a club statement, chairman Daniel 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.” Conte’s departure means that the club will be searching for its fourth manager after Mauricio Pochettino left in 2019.

After being eliminated from the FA Cup at the beginning of March by Championship team Sheffield United, they experienced a relatively embarrassing elimination to AC Milan in the Champions League. After the 0-0 draw against Milan, which resulted in a 1-0 loss on aggregate and sealed the team to another season without a title, Spurs received loud booing from the crowd. With Conte’s departure, there have now been 11 managerial changes in the Premier League which is a new record.

Who will replace Conte?

Since Antonio Conte’s departure, Julian Nagelsmann has emerged as the new frontrunner to succeed him. Nagelsmann was recently let go by the Bayern Munich board and was swiftly replaced with former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel. Nagelsmann has an excellent record in Bundesliga, becoming the youngest coach at the age of 28 and had a successful stint in RB Leipzig. Mauricio Pochettino’s name has also been in the news. After serving as the club’s manager from 2014 to 2019, the Argentinean could come back to North London. He took over as manager of Paris Saint-Germain in January 2021, after being sacked from Spurs. Pochettino lost his contract with the team in July 2022, and has been jobless since then.

Luis Enrique is also in contention. Enrique, a well-known manager of Barcelona and Spain, would appeal to a fan base that has grown weary of Conte’s approach with his possession-based football philosophy. Enrique would also check the box of being willing to give young players a chance, but the 52-year-old’s lack of Premier League coaching experience could work against him. Even though Roberto De Zerbi has only played in English football since September, he already has a large following because to his efforts at Brighton. The Seagulls are playing exciting football and scoring goals in abundance as they compete for a Champions League spot and advance to the FA Cup semifinals. De Zerbi is a fantastic choice, but it would be challenging to sign him in the middle of the season.

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