English club Tottenham Hotspur, in an official statement on Sunday, announced the sacking of Italian coach Antonio Conte as Spurs technical director.
It happened against the background of fiery statements by Conte, who set fire to the corridors of Tottenham after an unfortunate draw with Southampton in the English Premier League competition.
Conte, 53, left Tottenham three months before the end of his contract, which expired on 30 June 2023.
“We can announce that manager Antonio Conte has left the club by mutual agreement,” Tottenham Hotspur said in a statement on their website.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 26, 2023
The London club added: “We would like to thank Antonio for his contribution and wish him well in the future.”
He continued, “Christian Stellini will take over as head coach for the remainder of the season, along with Ryan Mason as an assistant coach.”
Following the draw against Southampton, Conte called Spurs players ‘selfish’ after they squandered a 3-1 lead at Southampton to draw 3-3 and lose important points in a bid to hold on to fourth place in the Premier League .
Conte led the Spurs team in 76 matches in various competitions, winning 41 matches, drawing 12 and losing 23 matches, scoring 136 goals and conceding 85 goals.
It is noteworthy that Tottenham’s performance has recently declined under Conte’s leadership, after being eliminated from the FA Cup and the 1/8 finals of the Champions League, and in the Premier League, after a draw with Southampton, his score stopped at around 49 points, finishing fourth . to restore Newcastle’s hope of reaching the Champions League again this season.