Antonio Conte removed as Tottenham’s manager

After 16 months in charge, the Premier League team confirmed on Sunday that Antonio Conte has left Tottenham by mutual agreement.

Following a 3-3 draw at Southampton on March 18, in which they lost a 3-1 lead, the Italian was fired due to his astonishing post-game tirade.

The 53-year-old, who took over in November 2021, will be succeeded until the season’s conclusion by his assistant Cristian Stellini.

Spurs are currently fourth in the Premier League. However, they are only two points ahead of Newcastle in fifth place, who have two games in hand on Tottenham in the race for a Champions League spot.

Earlier this season, Stellini filled in for Conte on the sidelines when the Italian was recovering from gallbladder surgery.

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Conte won league championships throughout his three stints as a Juventus, Chelsea, and Inter Milan club manager. But he was unable to end Tottenham’s 15-year trophy drought. The season’s end was when his contract was set to expire.

After the draw against Southampton, Conte launched into a remarkable tirade. He called his players selfish and said they could not perform under pressure.

He also attacked Tottenham’s protracted trophy drought and attributed it to a practice of frequently changing managers.

Thereafter Conte’s exit became imminent, and now, it would be interesting to see who The Lilywhites appoint as their permanent manager after Stellini.