Levy now has four reasons to sack Conte and end Tottenham farce
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte’s position as manager has never looked less certain in the wake of the club’s dire 2-0 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday. Spurs were played off the pitch by their fierce rivals on home turf, with fans and pundits alike despairing at their shambolic display. Express Sport will now take a look at four reasons Daniel Levy would have to axe the Italian, whose contract is up at the end of the season anyway…
Tottenham decided to back Conte back in the summer, spending big as they looked to challenge for the Premier League title.
But Spurs have never looked convincing this term and, at the halfway point, are struggling to click.
Managers are always defined by the results they achieve and Conte, having previously been successful at Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan, simply isn’t getting the best from his current crop of players.
They have failed to win three of their five games since the World Cup in Qatar, which simply isn’t good enough.
And a return of 33 points from their first 19 games, having played a game more than rivals such as Manchester United and Liverpool, is poor too.
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Speaking during Tottenham’s defeat to Arsenal, Paul Merson ripped into Conte for the way his side performed.
“They [Tottenham] have been really bad,” he said.
“Arsenal have been great and they’ve had two good chances, or one and a half good chances.
“For me, you’re talking about one of the greatest managers about in Conte, he hasn’t changed it and let that team go out there and get absolutely ripped to shreds.
“He had to change it. If I’m being completely honest anyone could go out there and play where Partey is at the moment, no one’s got near him.
“I can’t believe how a manager of that quality has not tried to nip this in the bud – it’s pretty embarrassing.”