Tottenham confirm Stellini has been sacked – Daniel Levy makes big statement

Matt Law from the Daily Telegraph reported that confirmation was expected soon over the sacking of Cristian Stellini at Tottenham Hotspur, only for Daniel Levy to confirm the news minutes later. 

Levy has made yet another managerial change after Antonio Conte was relieved of his duties less than a month ago, but he took ultimate responsibility for the situation himself this time.

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This comes just 24 hours after Tottenham were humiliated at St James’ Park, with Newcastle scoring five goals in the first 20 minutes of the match after Stellini switched to a back four.

It appears the final 6-1 result cost the interim head coach his job in North London, which is a rather rare scenario in football – such is the mess at Tottenham Hotspur.

Ryan Mason has been confirmed as the second interim head coach until the end of the season, with his backroom staff to be announced.

Levy’s official statement read:

‘Dear All,

‘Sunday’s performance against Newcastle was wholly unacceptable. It was devastating to see. We can look at many reasons why it happened and whilst myself, the Board, the coaches and players must all take collective responsibility, ultimately the responsibility is mine.

‘Cristian will leave his current role along with his coaching staff. Cristian stepped in at a difficult point in our season and I want to thank him for the professional manner in which he and his coaching staff have conducted themselves during such a challenging time. We wish him and his staff well.

‘Ryan Mason will take over Head Coach duties with immediate effect. Ryan knows the Club and the players well. We shall update further on his coaching staff in due course.

‘I met with the Player Committee today – the squad is determined to pull together to ensure the strongest possible finish to the season. We are all clear we need to deliver performances which earn your amazing support.

‘COYS, Daniel.’

Spurs Web Opinion:

One would assume that Mason will be assisted by the usual group of people, including Ledley King and Michel Vorm. This should have been the choice made as soon as Conte was sacked. Full focus should now be on getting Nagelsmann in as soon as the season ends.

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