Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte is likely to be sacked before the end of the international break.
A report from Football Insider claims that Tottenham are in advanced talks to replace 53-year-old Italian manager Antonio Conte with Ryan Mason. The report further states that the club will make a decision by the end of the week, and they are set to hold talks with Conte’s representatives regarding a severance package.
The former Tottenham midfielder has been at the club for a while, and he knows the squad well. He could prove to be a handy interim addition for the London club until they bring in a more proven manager to take over at the end of the season.
Tottenham have been linked with managers like Mauricio Pochettino, Thomas Tuchel and Luis Enrique in recent weeks. However, the report from Football Insider claims that they are likely to wait until the end of the season before taking a new job.
Tottenham are currently fighting for their place in the Champions League next season. And it will be interesting to see if Ryan Mason can help them finish in the top four. Newcastle United and Liverpool are battling with Spurs for the fourth and final Champions League spot.
So Tottenham will have to make a responsible decision as far as they are new manager is concerned. A mistake right now could cost them their place in Europe next season. It would be a devastating financial blow for them.
Meanwhile, Antonio Conte has travelled to Italy following his explosive press conference after the draw against Southampton. The 53-year-old Italian manager labelled his players as selfish and questioned their commitment towards the team. The dressing room is reportedly unhappy with his behaviour. And a decision on the Italian’s future is likely to be taken in the coming days.
Conte was always expected to leave Tottenham at the end of the season anyway when his contract expired. Although Tottenham have the option to trigger a one-year extension in his deal, the Londoners never really put in the effort to extend his stay at the club.
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Conte has been frustrated with the performance of his players recently, and it seems like the right time for the two parties to go separate ways. He has been linked with the return to Italy, and it remains to be seen where he ends up next season.
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