Antonio Conte breaks silence on Tottenham exit

Conte has left Tottenham
Conte has left Tottenham / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages

Antonio Conte has posted a farewell message to Tottenham and the club's supporters after he left by mutual consent.

The Italian's departure was confirmed late on Sunday night after speculation over his role in north London heightened following an explosive press conference at Southampton, in which he targeted his players and those in boardroom roles following a 3-3 draw.

Spurs have confirmed Cristian Stellini will take over as acting head coach until the end of the season alongside assistant Ryan Mason.

Conte, who helped Spurs qualify for the Champions League thanks to an electric run of form towards the end of last season, has now posted a message on social media after his exit was confirmed.

It reads: "Football is passion. I would like to deeply thank everyone at Spurs who appreciated and shared my passion and my intense way of living football as a coach.



"A special thought to the fans who always showed me support and appreciation, it’s been unforgettable to hear them singing my name.

"Our journey together has ended, I wish you all the best for the future."

What next for Tottenham?

Tottenham remain in contention to qualify for the Champions League again this term, sitting fourth. They are two points ahead of Newcastle, who have played two games fewer.

90min understands Julian Nagelsmann is a target for Spurs in their head coach hunt, while Luis Enrique, Roberto De Zerbi, Marco Silva, Thomas Frank and Mauricio Pochettino are all on their radar.

Nagelsmann was previously eyed up by Tottenham in 2021 as they looked for a replacement for Jose Mourinho but the German coach opted to move to Bayern Munich.


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