Football journalist Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on Tottenham Hotspur’s search for a new manager to replace Antonio Conte. According to Romano’s YouTube channel, Spurs are not currently in advanced negotiations with any potential candidates.
Previous reports had suggested that the club was planning to stick with Conte until the end of the season, despite Fabio Paratici beginning to look for a replacement. However, Conte’s post-match press conference after Spurs’ 3-3 draw at Southampton, in which he accused the players of being selfish, has brought his future at the club into question.
Romano explained that Conte’s issues with the players’ attitude were the reason why he did not negotiate a new deal with the club before or after the World Cup. The journalist suggested that the feeling is that Conte wants to return to Italy at the end of the season, while the Tottenham hierarchy wants to move in a new direction.
Romano added that the decision on a new manager is still up to Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, but nothing is currently advanced regarding Mauricio Pochettino or any other coach.
With Conte’s public outburst likely to have lost him the dressing room, the club may have no choice but to sack him and put Ryan Mason in charge on a temporary basis. However, the situation remains uncertain until a final decision is made.