Antonio Conte is no longer the Tottenham manager. The ex of Juve and Inter, after a season and a half on the English bench, terminated his contract with Spurs by mutual agreement: his deputy Cristian Stellini will lead the team until the end of the season, supported by Ryan Mason in the role of assistant head coach.
The news had already been in the air for a few days, before the international break, the coach from Lecce had in fact returned to Italy. With the club in recent days he has negotiated the severance pay (five million euros) against a contract expiring in June and an annual salary of 17.5 million. The farewell was announced yesterday evening with a note from president Levy, who added: «There are 10 games to go, we need to stick together and try to qualify for the Champions League». Tottenham are fourth in the standings, the goal was and is within reach. The termination is rather the daughter of the now cracked relationship between Conte and the players, to whom the coach has recently made rather serious accusations.
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