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Tottenham Hotspur part ways with Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte has left Tottenham Hotspur by mutual consent, the club have confirmed via their official website.

Conte first took charge at Spurs in November 2021, following the dismissal of previous boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

Having won the Serie A title with Inter Milan just months earlier, many people saw him as the man to possibly end the club’s trophy drought.

The Italian’s first season at the club was reasonably positive. He helped the club qualify for the Champions League, winning 17 of his 28 league games in the 2021/22 campaign.

However, frustration towards the 53-year-old has grown in recent times among the supporters. His brand of football was not particularly entertaining, and the results on the pitch weren’t backing it up.

At the time of writing, the Lilywhites sit in fourth place with ten matches remaining. Fifth-placed Newcastle United are just two points behind and have two games in hand.

Their hopes of adding any silverware to their cabinet ended in March. They exited the FA Cup to second-tier Sheffield United, then were beaten over two legs by AC Milan in the Champions League.

After his side’s 3-3 draw away at relegation strugglers Southampton, the former Juventus manager unleashed a furious rant in his press conference. During this tirade, he took aim at the club, the owners and the players.

And that proved to be the end of Conte’s time in north London, as confirmed by the club’s official website. Cristian Stellini will take interim charge for the remainder of the season, with Ryan Mason as his assistant.

It is unclear who the next man in the hot seat will be, but there have been plenty of rumours. Departing Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann was known to be on Spurs’ radar before his move to the Allianz Arena, and he is reportedly open to discussions.

Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino has also been touted for a return. The Argentine was incredibly popular during his five years at Tottenham from 2014 to 2019, although he was unable to win a trophy.

Despite this, his style of play and connection with the fans would bring some excitement back to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Next up for Spurs is a trip to Everton before a home clash with Brighton & Hove Albion.

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