What did Antonio Conte say after leaving Tottenham?
Hours after leaving Spurs, Conte took to social media.
Antonio Conte left Tottenham by mutual consent on Sunday after 16 months in charge of the Premier League club.
Hours after leaving Spurs, Conte took to Instagram to say: “Football is a 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.”
Stellini and Mason in charge at Spurs
New caretaker boss Cristian Stellini will be supported by former player Ryan Mason at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as Spurs look to pick up some form between now and the end of the season.
Tottenham have struggled in recent times and were dumped out of the FA Cup and Champions League under Conte.
Tottenham fans ask for transparency
The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust has asked the board to be transparent with fans of the north London club.
“This departure will come as no surprise to Spurs fans,” a statement from the Supporters’ Trust read.
“The club’s board must now have a clear strategy for what and who comes next and it needs to tell this club’s supporters what that plan is. THST has repeatedly called for this and fans deserve it.
“Less than two years ago, at the end of the 2020/21 season in May, chairman Daniel Levy told supporters the club would focus on the recruitment of a head coach, saying they were ‘acutely aware of the need to select someone whose values reflect those of our great club and a return to playing football with the style for which we are known’.
“Many supporters will feel the appointments of Nuno Espirito Santo and then Antonio Conte following Jose Mourinho’s spell do not reflect the promises made above.
“In the same statement, Mr Levy said: ‘I feel we lost sight of some key priorities and what’s truly in our DNA’.
“As another season without silverware comes to an end, we would urge the club board to reassess those priorities before appointing a manager the entire fanbase will get behind and building a team that can truly challenge for domestic and European honours, respecting the traditions of our football club.”
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