Tottenham Hotspur, the English professional football Premier League (EPL) where Son Heung-min plays, eventually sacked coach Antonio Conte (Italy).
Tottenham officially announced on the 27th (Korean time) that coach Conte had parted ways with the club by mutual agreement.
Director Conte, who took the baton of Tottenham in November 2021, left the team after 1 year and 4 months.
The club announced that head coach Christian Stellini will serve as acting head coach for the remainder of the season, while coach Ryan Mason will serve as head coach.
At the beginning of the 2021-2022 season, Tottenham sacked him after four months and appointed manager Conte when his performance did not meet expectations under the coaching system of Nuno Espiritu Santo (Portugal).
Coach Conte, who led Chelsea (England), Juventus, and Inter Milan (above Italy), and led them to several championships, finished fourth in the league in his first season at Tottenham, earning the right to participate in the UEFA Champions League (UCL).
This season, Son Heung-min became the first Asian player to become the top EPL scorer (23 goals).
Even this season, with new recruits such as Hisharlisson and Ivan Perisic, Tottenham amassed 49 points with 15 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses in the league, and are competing for the UCL berth.
However, as they were eliminated from the UCL, FA Cup and League Cup, they were virtually ‘unrelated’, and criticism against Conte intensified.
After winning the League Cup in the 2007-2008 season, Tottenham has not reached the top of any competition.
In particular, the fact that even the competition for 4th place in the league was at stake with a 3-3 draw in the 28th round against Southampton, the lowest place on the 19th, just before entering the A-match break, eventually led to the club’s hard decision. 토토사이트
Tottenham is closely pursued by Newcastle (47 points), who have played two fewer matches.
Conte’s remarks at the press conference after the game against Southampton fueled the rumor.
Regarding the team’s 3-1 lead before collapsing at the end, Conte said at the time, “The problem is that we showed that we are not a ‘team’. There are 11 players on the ground, and I see selfish players. They try to help each other. “I see players who don’t care,” he said.
He continued: “Players don’t play for something important, they don’t want to play under pressure and stress. That’s the story of Tottenham. They’ve had owners for 20 years, why haven’t they gotten anything. Only from the club or from all the managers who have been here. Is there a mistake?”, but in the end, the contract period, which was until this summer, could not be fulfilled.
Tottenham has an away game against Everton at 4 am on the 4th.
Acting player Stellini, who will lead Tottenham from this game, also served as the command tower when coach Conte underwent surgery for cholecystitis last month.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said, “We have 10 EPL games left, and we must fight for the UCL berth. We must all come together,” adding, “Everyone must step up to produce the best possible results for the club and supporters.”