Tottenham Hotspur are pondering whether or not to sack Antonio Conte over the next two weeks following his recent outburst, according to The Telegraph.
Having seen his side blow a 3-1 lead against Southampton, Conte launched a series of attacks on his players, while he also had some harsh words for the Spurs hierarchy in his post-match conference.
“I think it’s better to go into the problem – we are not a team – we are 11 players that go into the pitch,” Conte said.
“I see selfish players, players that don’t want to help each other and don’t put their heart [into it].
“They don’t play for something important, they don’t want to play under pressure, and they don’t want to play under stress.
“Tottenham’s story is this, 20 years there is the owner and they never won something, but why?
“Everyone has to take their responsibility. Not only the club, the manager and the staff.”
With his Tottenham contract now in its final knockings, Conte is set to leave his current employers at the end of the season.
Per Sky Sports, a vast majority of the Tottenham players are already expecting Conte to be sacked and Spurs are now considering cutting ties with the Italian during the international break.
If Spurs elect to fire Conte, they could have to make do with an interim head coach for the remainder of the season before hiring a long-term manager.
Luis Enrique, Thomas Tuchel and Roberto De Zerbi have all been linked with the Tottenham job, while a return for Mauricio Pochettino has also been mooted.
Securing Champions League football could be key to Spurs’ managerial search in the summer.
The north Londoners are fourth in the Premier League table, two points clear of Liverpool having played two games more.
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