Tottenham Hotspur are now expected to sack Antonio Conte later this week, claims The Telegraph’s Matt Law. This comes after the Italian’s incredible rant at the club and its players, calling out their history of failures – which appears to be the last straw in his career at North London.
Tottenham Hotspur Expected to Part Ways With Antonio Conte
Daniel Levy Finalising Decision Over Conte’s Future at Spurs
Tottenham throwing away a 3-1 lead to draw their Premier League game against Southampton at the weekend brought out the worst in Conte, who blasted the players for failing to play under pressure and the club for accepting 20 years of failure. That was almost designed for the gaffer to be sacked and it appears that the club will do just that.
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Law adds that the Italian manager flew back to his homeland after the game and left Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to deliberate his next move over this impending situation. The situation, however, is thought to be ‘irretrievable’ and there looks to be no way back for Conte after this.
It’s also added that Levy has been taking the advice of his close confidants at the club and the general expectation is that Conte’s departure from the club will be agreed later this week. That would see Spurs ending the Italian manager’s contract earlier than it expires and getting in someone else in his place.
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Law states that Tottenham have thought about bringing back former interim manager Ryan Mason and giving him a similar role until the end of the season, with his first game in charge being their next Premier League game against Everton on April 3.
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However, Levy could also reportedly use the current FIFA international break to hire an available, out-of-work manager like Mauricio Pochettino, Luis Enrique or Thomas Tuchel to take over immediately. The Spurs chairman is yet to make a final decision about Conte’s potential successor. But it is expected that the Italian manager – who has been hailed as a ‘tactical genius’ in the past will be shown the exit door soon – with his comments after the Southampton draw making it nearly impossible for him to return to the job.