Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Manager News

Spurs Part Ways With Conte

Tottenham Hotspur made the seemingly inevitable decision to part ways with Manager Antonio Conte. The separation, reportedly by mutual agreement, follows a rant by Conte after his last Premier League match where his club relinquished a late two goal lead to draw with bottom of the table Southampton. Conte blasted his players’ mindset and the club’s culture before heading back to Italy for the international break. He won’t be returning. Assistant Cristian Stellini takes over as interim manager. Stellini has been in charge of several matches already this season while Conte was recovering from gall bladder surgery and delivered important wins against Manchester City and Chelsea. Spurs have ten matches left to try to hang on to their current fourth place position in the table and qualify for next year’s Champions Lague competition. The “permanent” replacement for Conte, meanwhile, will be the 12th full time manager appointed by Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy since 2001. 

Thomas Tuchel Has A New Job

Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, who tangled with then Spurs Manager Antonio Conte in a controversial confrontation early in this Premier League season, has been appointed manager of Bayern Munich. The German club took the somewhat surprising decision to abruptly sack Julian Nagelsmann last week. Tuchel now returns to the Bundesliga where he previously experienced success at Borussia Dortmund. The German manager, already currently residing in Munich, brings an impressive pan-European resume back to his home country. Tuchel won the UEFA Champions League with Chelsea in 2021 just one year after taking PSG to the final where the French squad lost to Tuchel’s new team, Bayern Munich. Nagelsmann, meanwhile, is already rumored as a potential candidate to replace Conte at Spurs after this season.

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