Sky Sports have reported that the prospect of Antonio Conte remaining at Tottenham until the end of the season has not been completely ruled out (24/03/23 – 14:00).
The report says that one source indicates Conte will leave his role, but with some uncertainty surrounding his replacement, the idea of him staying is still worth noting.
Conte certainly did not hold back following Tottenham’s 3-3 draw against Southampton on Saturday, accusing the players of lacking fight and desire to see out wins, and claiming that all 11 players played for themselves rather than the team (Football.London).
The Tottenham head coach also seemed to have a go at the club hierarchy by stating that Spurs are used to failure for two decades, irrespective of the manager they have had in charge.
However, Alasdair Gold revealed for Football.London that Conte had clarified to the Tottenham board that his criticism was solely aimed at the players.
The Daily Mail subsequently reported that a number of Tottenham players had grown irritated by the 53-year-old’s behaviour and believed the negativity he conveys in public has affected morale.
The Telegraph then reported that Tottenham are expected to part ways with Conte as early as this week following what has been a disappointing season.
Spurs Web Opinion
I find it utterly ridiculous that a section of Spurs fans are seeing Conte as some sort of martyr who is willing to speak truth to power rather than seeing the situation for what it is – a coach who is making excuses for his failure despite being backed.
Some fans are letting their dislike of the ownership cloud their judgement. The reality is that Conte does not care one bit how the club does after he has gone. His words are in no way intended to help Tottenham. His intention is to shift blame for his own failure.
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