Antonio Conte: Tottenham manager should leave club immediately, says Chris Sutton


Antonio Conte has won 41 of his 76 matches in all competitions as Tottenham manager

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte should leave the club immediately if he doesn’t want to jeopardize his future with Spurs, says former Blackburn striker Chris Sutton.

Conte, 53, is out of contract at the end of the season, with Spurs out of all cup competitions.

They are fourth in the Premier League, the last of the Champions League qualifying places.

“I think the season will be over, but I’m really confused about what’s going on at Spurs right now.

“Antonio Conte really needs to commit one way or another and if he says ‘I’m here and happy to sign for another year or two’ Tottenham can move on but it doesn’t look like they will.

“Therefore, if Tottenham want to progress, they had better make a change now.

“They’ve regressed from last season, they’ve been hugely inconsistent.”

Conte guided Chelsea to the Premier League title in 2016-17 and the FA Cup the following season before being sacked.

After winning Serie A with Inter Milan in 2020-21, Conte replaced Nuno Espirito Santo at Tottenham in November 2021, leading them to fourth place and Champions League qualification.

However, Tottenham, who have not won a trophy since 2008, exited the Carabao Cup in the third round against Nottingham Forest and fielded an underpowered team as they lost in the fifth round of the FA Cup to Sheffield United. of the Championship earlier this month. .

Last week they were beaten 1-0 on aggregate over two games by AC Milan in the Champions League round of 16.

“I was at the Milan game last week where I thought his performance was really bland,” added Sutton, a Premier League title winner with Blackburn.

“The biggest problem among the Tottenham fans was the FA Cup against Sheffield United with a weakened team, what are they playing now?

“They have a good chance of finishing fourth, but they have been a big disappointment this season.

“One of the biggest things is the (hopes) of Tottenham fans and the brand of football and they don’t get that brand of football with Conte, so he needs to win trophies.”


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