Antonio Conte’s departure from Tottenham was ‘the right decision for everyone’ – Fabio Paratici

Tottenham Hotspur’s director of football, Fabio Paratici, believes the decision to part company with Antonio Conte was “the right decision for everyone”. Paratici claims to have understood Conte’s difficult spells in the current season, but was adamant that his departure was the right call. He said: “We know how difficult this season was for him … Read more

Antonio Conte is leaving Tottenham Hotspur by mutual consent

Tottenham Hotspur ended eight days of uncertainty late on Sunday night by finally confirming Antonio Conte’s departure by “mutual agreement”. Cristian Stellini and Ryan Mason will take temporary responsibility for the rest of the season. Spurs and Conte had been discussing his departure since the Italian made his position at the club untenable last Saturday, … Read more

Antonio Conte’s expected departure from Tottenham reflects badly on everyone involved

With Antonio Conte’s time at Tottenham Hotspur seemingly coming to an end, it’s only natural to wonder how much promise a reign should end in such disappointment. In recent days, since Conte made the situation practically untenable by burning his relationship with the whole club, the debate has raged about who will come out of … Read more

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg urges Antonio Conte to “refine” after Tottenham’s meltdown

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has urged Antonio Conte to “refine” his criticism of the Spurs squad following his post-Southampton rant. Conte called his Spurs players “selfish” and questioned the club’s ambition and direction in a 10-minute outburst at Saturday’s post-match press conference. Spurs conceded a 93rd-minute equalizer in a 3-3 draw at St Mary’s … Read more

Antonio Conte’s Tottenham case: Two days of silence is just the eye of the storm

Tottenham Hotspur are locked in limbo, two days after Antonio Conte publicly burned his relationship with the team. It has been a quiet 48 hours at the club’s training ground in the north London suburb of Enfield. All players got Sunday and Monday off, as is normal when the international break begins. And Conte is … Read more

Antonio Conte attacks ‘selfish’ Tottenham players, Daniel Levy and club ambition in 10-minute rant

Antonio Conte attacked the culture and direction of his Tottenham players and the entire football club on Saturday night. In a stunning 10-minute rant during Spurs’ 3-3 draw with Southampton, Conte branded his players “selfish”, said they were only playing “for themselves” and suggested there was a culture of failure at the club. He even … Read more

Premier League Players and Managers will not speak for Match of the Day following Gary Lineker’s resignation

Players and managers will not have to speak for Match of the Day on Saturday after the BBC decided to drop presenter Gary Lineker from the Premier League’s flagship highlights programme. The BBC announced on Friday that Lineker is “stepping down” from his long-standing role following a row over his use of social media. The … Read more