Tottenham sacked interim supervisor Cristian Stellini on Monday after chairman Daniel Levy branded Sunday’s 6-1 defeat at Newcastle “wholly unacceptable”. Stellini, who was solely put in cost final month after his former boss Antonio Conte left the membership, can be changed by Ryan Mason with rapid impact. Conte’s long-term assistant gained solely one in every of his 4 video games in cost, dealing what seems a deadly blow to Spurs’ possibilities of Champions League soccer subsequent season.
Tottenham nonetheless sit fifth within the Premier League however are six factors adrift of the highest 4 and have performed at the least one recreation greater than the edges immediately above them.
A tough season hit a brand new low at St James’ Park as Spurs have been 5-0 down after simply 21 minutes.
“Sunday’s efficiency towards Newcastle was wholly unacceptable,” mentioned Levy in a membership assertion.
“Cristian will depart his present function alongside along with his teaching employees. Cristian stepped in at a tough level in our season and I need to thank him for the skilled method during which he and his teaching employees have performed themselves throughout such a difficult time.”
Nevertheless, the choice to interchange Conte with a member of his backroom employees within the first place has opened Levy as much as extra criticism from followers.
“We will take a look at many the reason why it occurred and while myself, the board, the coaches and gamers should all take collective duty, finally the duty is mine,” Levy added.
“I met with the participant committee right this moment – the squad is decided to drag collectively to make sure the strongest doable end to the season. We’re all clear we have to ship performances which earn your wonderful assist.”
Mason, who additionally took cost in direction of the tip of the 2020/21 season, can be within the dugout for Thursday’s conflict at dwelling to Manchester United.
After ending fourth underneath Conte final season, hopes have been excessive that Tottenham may go even higher