Antonio Conte (Italy) will eventually leave Tottenham Hotspur (England). Coach Christian Stellini (Italy) will lead the team for the remainder of the season.
Tottenham announced on the 27th (Korean time), “We have decided to terminate the contract after mutual agreement with coach Conte,” and “Coach Stellini and Coach Ryan Mason will lead the team for the remainder of the season.”
As a result, coach Conte, who took the baton of Tottenham in November 2021, packed up from Tottenham after about a year and four months.
Coach Conte took over as head of Tottenham, who struggled at the beginning of the 2021-22 season, and quickly reorganized the team. Coach Conte’s Tottenham raised the rankings with the combination play of Son Heung-min and Harry Kane on a solid defense basis, and eventually marked 4th place and succeeded in advancing to the UEFA Champions League after 3 years.
Coach Conte, who showed outstanding leadership despite being appointed mid-season, was highly anticipated ahead of the 2022-23 season.
To empower Conte, the club signed players across all positions, including Richarlison, Ivan Perisic, Clement Lenglet and Yves Bisuma.
At the beginning of the season, Tottenham went undefeated in 7 matches (5 wins, 2 draws) and cruised as expected. However, after suffering the first loss in the league to Arsenal, it started to shake. In addition, the game performance, such as simple side cross attacks and unstable defenses, was also increasingly criticized. As the noise outside increased, cracks also appeared inside.
Following a slump in the league, followed by a series of elimination from the EFL Cup, FA Cup and Champions League, Conte said: “Tottenham haven’t won any trophies in the past 20 years, is it the manager’s fault or the club’s fault?” I wonder if there is,” he said, pointing to Tottenham’s management.
Along with this, he strongly criticized the attitude of the players, saying, “There are selfish players who only think of themselves among the players on the field,” and “I cannot be forgiven by the fans.”
In the end, Tottenham, which is competing for the top 4 at the end of the season, decided to part with manager Conte and set out to renew the atmosphere. 토토사이트
With 10 games remaining, Tottenham is in 4th place with 15 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses (49 points). However, they are being pursued by Newcastle (12 wins, 11 draws, 47 points), Liverpool (12 wins, 6 draws, 8 losses, 42 points), and Brighton (12 wins, 6 draws, 7 losses, 42 points), who have played less games than themselves.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said, “With 10 games remaining in the English Premier League (EPL), Tottenham are competing to qualify for the UEFA Champions League. The club and fans must work together to achieve the best results.”