The Italian’s assistant, Christian Stellini, was named acting head coach until the end of the season.
This announcement came just over a week after Conte’s post-match tirade in which he accused the team’s players of selfishness and also lashed out at the club’s owners.
We have 10 Premier League games left and we are fighting for a Champions League spot, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said in a club statement released Sunday night. We all need to pull together. Everyone needs to step up to ensure the best possible finish for our club and the amazing, loyal fans.
Conte led Tottenham for 16 months, but has never been able to end the trophy drought that has lasted since 2008.
His tenure ended unworthily, and his outburst after the 3-3 draw with Southampton made his departure almost inevitable. His contract was due to expire at the end of the season.
Conte, 53, lashed out at his players for what he thought was a poor attitude, accusing them of not playing as a team and not handling the pressure, after which he said: We’ve had the same owner for 20 years and they’ve never won anything.
After days of speculation about his future Tottenham confirmed his departure.
We can announce that head coach Antonio Conte has left the club by mutual consent, the London club said in a statement. In Antonio’s first season at the club we achieved Champions League qualification. We thank Antonio for his contribution and wish him all the best for the future.
Conte leaves Tottenham after being eliminated from the Champions League and the FA Cup, guaranteeing him no silverware this season. But the team ranks fourth in the league and qualifies for the Champions League next season.
Tottenham appointed former Chelsea manager Conte to replace Nuno Espirito Santo in November 2021, when the club was in eighth place. He managed to lead the club to a top-four finish, becoming one of only three Tottenham managers to do so in the Premier League era.
Mauricio Pochettino achieved Champions League qualification for four consecutive seasons between 2015-16 and 2018-19, while Harry Redknapp did so twice, in 2009-10 and 2011-12.
Since Conte’s arrival, Tottenham has spent about $140 million, inIncluding $73.5 million for Brazilian striker Richarlison. The latest signing was Pedro Porro, a flank defender bought because he fits Conte’s ideal 3-4-3 formation.
Conte has just returned to the field after gallbladder surgery, and has also suffered personal trauma following the deaths of three close friends in the last five months – Tottenham fitness coach Gian Piero Ventrone, as well as former players Sinisa Mihajlovic and Gianluca Vialli.
His outburst of anger after the match against Southampton was unexpected even for a manager who has acquired a reputation for having a temper.
They don’t want to play under pressure. They don’t want to play under pressure, he said.
Some took that as an indication that he wanted out.
Conte wants to be fired at this international break, TV commentator Jamie Carragher tweeted at the time. The Spurs should just put him out of his misery and do it tonight.
Stellini was in charge of Tottenham’s first team while Conte was recovering from recent surgery that included a defeat to second-seeded Sheffield United in the FA Cup.
Ryan Mason was appointed assistant head coach.
Emerson, 24, was injured in injury time during Brazil’s 2-1 friendly with Morocco on Saturday.
We can confirm that Emerson Royal suffered a left knee meniscus injury while on international duty for the Brazilian national team last week, Tottenham said. The defender will undergo surgery, after which he will begin rehabilitation with our medical staff.
Tottenham, who are looking for a new coach to replace Antonio Conte, will face Liverpool, Manchester United and Newcastle United in April in a battle for a place in the top four. They are in fourth place with 49 points, two points ahead of fifth-place Newcastle, which has two games to spare.
Messi, holding a copy of the World Cup trophy, stood next to a life-size statue at the opening ceremony at the headquarters of the South American Football Federation (CONMEBOL) in Luque, Paraguay, before the Copa Libertadores draw on Monday.
The 35-year-old footballer emulated the late Maradona in leading Argentina to their first World Cup triumph in 36 years in Qatar in December.
I never dreamed or thought about it,- Messi said. My dream was to enjoy what I loved as a kid, to be a professional soccer player, to do what I always loved in this life.
I had a very long road, many decisions and defeats, but I always looked forward and wanted to go for triumph, for victory.
I think that’s the most important thing, to fight for your dreams, that anything is possible and enjoy the game, which is the most beautiful thing in the world.
The Argentine players and coach Lionel Scaloni also received miniature World Cup and Copa America trophies, which they won in 2021.
The Argentine soccer federation renamed the national team’s training center after Messi on Saturday, two days after he scored his 800th career goal in a 2-0 friendly against Panama.
Messi scored 99 goals for his country and will become the first Argentine player to score 100 goals on the international stage if he scores in Tuesday’s friendly against Curaçao.
France’s 1-0 win over Ireland was thanks to a well-aimed 50th-minute strike by defender Benjamin Pavar, a rare display of attacking power in Dublin.
Like France, Serbia started their qualifying program with two wins thanks to Vlahovic, who scored twice in the final minutes against Montenegro (2-0). Vlahovic’s first shot in the 78th minute came from the left flank.
Poland picked up its first points with a 1-0 win over Albania, although it was not superstar Robert Lewandowski who scored, but a Major League Soccer striker.
Karol Swiderski, who plays for Charlotte and was little used at the World Cup, scored the decisive goal just before halftime.
Review of eight qualifying games in Europe Monday:
For the second time in four days, French players embraced goalkeeper Mike Magnan after the final whistle for outstanding saves by their new number one.
Magnan’s leaping and stretching save from Irish defender Nathan Collins secured a 1-0 victory in Dublin. During Friday’s 4-0 rout of the Netherlands, Meignan saved the shutout by kicking off Memphis Depay’s penalty at the end of the match.
On Monday, Depay opened the scoring against the Dutch, scoring with a header in the 24th minute in a routine 3-0 win over Gibraltar.
It was like practicing attack vs. defense even before Gibraltar’s Liam Walker was atThe first goal was given in the 51st minute for a high tackle on midfielder Mats Wieffer.
A minute earlier, Nathan Ake scored with a header, and in the 82nd minute the defender added his second goal when his shot from the edge of the penalty area rolled softly into the net.
Dusan Vlahovic was not fully prepared for the World Cup, and Serbia went home early without a win and finished last in a group that included Brazil and Switzerland.
The Juventus forward was sharp on Monday, scoring a pair of left-footed shots in the 2-0 win over Montenegro.
Serbia and Montenegro, who started the five-team group with wins on Friday, are neighbors who have been a united team for three years since 2003, including the 2006 World Cup.
Hungarian captain Dominik Szoboszlályi scored perhaps the most important goal of the match against Bulgaria (3-0).
Soboszlályi delivered a quick, diving free kick from 25 yards (meters) into the top right corner of Bulgaria’s goal. That gave Hungary a two-goal lead after only 26 minutes of the first game in qualifying.and the score was 3-0 by halftime.
Bulgaria’s second straight defeat looks set to extend its wait to qualify for the final tournament by more than 20 years.
Belgium had a day off in the five-team group and will play Euro 2024 host Germany in a friendly on Tuesday.
That put Austria ahead in the standings, adding a 2-1 win over Estonia to another home win Friday over Azerbaijan.
Austria was trailing for most of the game when Estonia opened the scoring in the 25th minute and took the lead only in the 88th minute thanks to Michael Gregoric’s free kick.
Coach Ralf Rangnick was beating the air with his fists in his technical area with glee, and he will lead his team to play the favorite, Belgium, next June 17.
Sweden returned to action after a 3-0 loss to Belgium on Friday, beating Azerbaijan 5-0.
Sweden did without Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the 41-year-old striker was injured, and eased a little pressure on coach Janne Andersson.
Poland coach Fernando Santos scored his first points in his new job after leaving Euro 2016 champion Portugal after the World Cup in December.
A modest 1-0 victory over Albania was earned thanks to a 41st-minute strike from Sviderski, when he quickly cut thegied on the edge of the six-yard line to collect the rebound from the kick that hit the rack.
The Czech Republic leads the five-team group by four points, although a 0-0 draw with Moldova has downgraded it from Friday’s 3-1 home win over Poland.
India beat Myanmar 1-0 and scored three points. Myanmar played to a 1-1 draw with the Kyrgyz Republic and scored one point. Thus, ranking 94th in the standings, the Kyrgyz Republic should win.
The last time India, ranked 106th in the FIFA rankings, beat a higher-ranked team was in March 2021 against Oman, when Singh’s shot cancelled out Chinglensan Singh’s own goal.
Since they have no choice but to go out and win, Stimac said, the hosts may not press as hard as they did against Myanmar. We will give it our all to win. We have a full house of fans and a chance to prove ourselves, the Croatian said Monday in Imphal.
Against a team ranked 12 places higher, India will likely opt for the middle block and look to beat the lead using the speed of wide players. They will likely replace the six players who started the game against Myanmar.
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu will return in goal, and the center pair of defenders Chinglensana Singh and Mehtab Singh could make room for Sandesh Jingan and left-hander Anwar Ali. Although Stimack played most of the season at the center-back position, he can reward Pritam Kotal for his consistency in the Indian Super League by releasing ATK captain Mohun Bagan to the right-back position he held until 2022. Or Naorem Roshan Singh, who played there all last year, could start. Akash Mishra is likely to play the left guard position.
Jixon Singh and Suresh Wanjam should resume their partnership in the defensive midfield with Lallianzuala Chhangte, Brandon Fernandes and either Bipin Singh or Mahesh Singh in the attacking midfield.
Mahesh, who was called up to the team after an injury to striker Bengaluru Sivasakti Narayanan, has been praised by Stimac for his play through […]