Tottenham ‘considering whether to sack Antonio Conte NOW on international break’
Tottenham ‘considering whether to sack Antonio Conte NOW’ before players return from international break after his remarkable Southampton rant ‘told Daniel Levy he was NOT attacking the club or the owners’.
- Conte is said to have spoken to Levy after the extraordinary press conference
- The Spurs chairman is weighing his options before making the decision
- The question arises whether the Italian coach can still motivate his players
The Tottenham club hierarchy has yet to decide whether to sack Antonio Conte following his extraordinary outburst after Saturday’s game.
During the blistering 10-minute tirade that followed Tottenham’s limping 3-3 draw with Southampton, Conte showered contempt on his players, calling them “selfish” and deserving of “excuses” and the club’s history.
“They don’t want to play under pressure, they don’t want to play under stress. It’s easy that way,” said the Italian manager.
“Tottenham’s story is this. Twenty years the owner has been there and they’ve never won anything, but why?’
However, according to reports from The Telegraph, Conte spoke to chairman Daniel Levy, who was present at the game, after the explosive press conference and reassured him that he had not targeted the club or its owners.
Antonio Conte has assured his chairman that his criticism did not extend to the club itself
Daniel Levy is said to weigh up whether Conte should stay at the club or leave
As such, Levy is said to be taking the matter up with “some of his closest associates” and has yet to decide if the manager has a future at the club.
Should Conte be removed from the club, Ryan Mason is expected to be reinstated temporarily at the north London club.
Mason previously managed Spurs in the 2020/21 season while they searched for a replacement for the sacked Jose Mourinho and took the helm for seven games, including the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.
At the time, there were doubts about the logic of sacking Mourinho five days before Spurs’ first final since their 2019 Champions League tie against Liverpool, and the team lost 1-0.
The embattled club are currently fourth in the Premier League but their position could yet come under fire from fifth-placed Newcastle and Liverpool, who have two games in hand.
Brighton, who are seventh but level on points with Liverpool, have three games to go against Tottenham.
Due to the international break, Spurs won’t play their next game until April 3, which will give Levy some time to consider whether to keep the volatile manager or change the atmosphere until the end of the season.
Conte’s players might struggle to find their motivation after their manager’s harsh criticism
Conte’s players will be awaiting his decision with some interest after it was revealed that some members of the Tottenham squad would like to see their manager’s back following his comments.
Levy is said to be considering whether his manager will be able to motivate his team further after the sharp outburst that directly criticized the players.
While the manager’s concerns were valid to some extent privately, it’s possible that their public statement may have dampened the mood in the dressing room.
Conte’s contract at Tottenham expires at the end of the season.
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