Antonio Conte leaves Tottenham after his bombshell press conference

The Italian coach and the English club end their relationship by “mutual agreement”

Conte harshly criticized his players and the owners of the London club a week ago


The coach Antonio Conte and English Tottenham announced this Sunday night “by mutual agreement” the end of the 16-month period with the Italian on the ‘Spur’ bench, a week after a forceful and critical press conference.

“We can announce that Antonio Conte has left the club by mutual agreement. We qualified for the Champions League in Antonio’s first season at the club. We thank Antonio for his contribution and we wish him the best for the future,” the official statement said. from the London team.

The ‘Spurs’ are eliminated from the English and European Cups, and are fourth in the Premier although with two games more than a Newcastle that has only two points less, in fifth position. Conte’s last game, before the national team break, was the draw (3-3) against Southampton on Saturday, March 18.

There, his team let slip a 1-3 lead in the last minutes and, in the subsequent press conference, the Italian, who from time to time leaves a thunderous intervention before the media, called his players “selfish” and criticized the owners and a defeatist culture.

“Cristian Stellini (who was Conte’s assistant) will take over the team as interim manager for the rest of the season,” the club added, with a message also from owner Daniel Levy. “We have 10 games left and we have a fight on our hands for a place in the Champions League. Everyone has to step up to ensure the best possible result for our club and supporters,” he said.

The club thus accepted the order of its technical laureate, who made Inter, Chelsea and Juventus champions in their leagues but who leaves Tottenham after just over a year. The Italian arrived at the ‘Spurs’ in November 2021 as a substitute for Nuno Espirito Santo.