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Ryan Mason most likely to be in charge of Spurs until end of season as club look to sack Conte this week

Tottenham Hotspur are expected to part company with manager Antonio Conte this week, reports the Telegraph.

Spurs were earlier contemplating whether to sack the Italian during the international break.

However, it appears they have made up their mind, and Ryan Mason is expected to succeed Conte on an interim basis.

The Spurs manager blasted his players and the board after Saturday’s 3-3 draw against Southampton.

Chairman Daniel Levy has made up his mind and an announcement confirming the decision could come anytime soon.

Conte and the Tottenham chief met on Saturday night to talk about the outburst.

The manager made it clear that his criticisms were only directed at the players.

However, he has refused to back down from his comments, and he is not expected to return to the Spurs dugout.

The north London club are fourth in the Premier League table with ten games remaining.

However, the clear disconnect between the players and their manager could harm their top four chances if he is not fired.

Mason has been with the club’s coaching staff since 2018 shortly after retiring.

He succeeded Jose Mourinho in April 2021 on an interim basis and is set to do so again.

Tottenham won four and lost three of the seven games the 31-year-old oversaw.

Mason became a first-team coach in November 2021 after impressing Conte with his handling of training.

He worked closely alongside Cristian Stellini when the Italian missed some games due to health reasons last month.

Mason will fancy his chances of ensuring Tottenham finish in the top four.

He could even put himself in contention for the job permanently if he surpasses everyone’s expectations.

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