Report: Cristian Stellini’s position at Spurs in ‘serious doubt’ after Newcastle drubbing

The Evening Standard have revealed that Cristian Stellini’s position at Tottenham is now in ‘serious doubt’ after the North London club’s embarrassing loss against Newcastle United yesterday afternoon.

Stellini has failed to turn things around since taking over as the club’s interim head coach after Antonio Conte’s departure last month.

The Italian attempted to tweak things for the clash at St James’ Park, setting up the team in a 4-3-3 system but the decision backfired, with the Lilywhites being at the receiving end of a 6-1 thumping.

Stellini apologised to Spurs fans after the game and accepted responsibility for the result since he was the one who decided to change the system (The Guardian).

The Evening Standard now state that there is a feeling at Spurs that the 50-year-old has already lost the confidence of the Spurs squad. In fact, it is alleged that some of the players were surprised that Stellini stayed on after Conte’s departure.

It is asserted that sources at the North London club are unsure if the Italian would be in charge for Thursday’s visit of Manchester United, with Ryan Mason now being the obvious contender to replace him until the end of the season.

Cristian Stellini
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Stellini was asked about his future by Football.London after yesterday’s loss and whether he is concerned about losing his job: “This is a question… I have no answer for this because it is not a question for me.

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Paratici was seemingly the one who decided that it would be better for Stellini to remain until the end of the season so that the team has some tactical continuity.

However, what the team needed was to rip up the old system and implement a fresh tactical approach, which Stellini was obviously not the right man for. I would be surprised if the Italian remains in charge for Thursday’s clash.

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