Tottenham Hotspurs have confirmed the dismissal of manager Antonio Conte.
On Sunday night, the London-based football club revealed the sacking of the Italian coach on its website.
Conte’s departure follows his post-match interview tirade following Spurs’ 3-3 draw with Southampton last weekend.
Conte had chastised his players and questioned the club’s aim, though the latter was later retracted.
The club’s board, led by Daniel Levy, has shown the former Chelsea manager the door without providing a specific explanation in a statement.
“We can confirm that Head Coach Antonio Conte has agreed to leave the Club.” In Antonio’s first season at the Club, we qualified for the Champions League. “We thank Antonio for his contribution and wish him the best in the future,” said the board.
Despite Conte’s departure, Levy believes the club must step up its pursuit of the coveted fourth spot, which guarantees a place in the UEFA Champions League (UCL).
“We have 10 Premier League games left and are fighting for a place in the Champions League.” We must all work together. “Everyone must step up to ensure the best possible finish for our Club and our incredible, loyal fans,” he said.
For the rest of the season, the club has appointed Cristian Stellini as interim head coach, with Ryan Mason as his assistant.
Tottenham presently leads fifth-placed Newcastle United by two points. The UCL finalists, on the other hand, have played two more games in the battle for the final UCL spot.