Tottenham has confirmed that they have sacked interim coach Cristian Stellini as their interim manager, following a 1-6 mauling in the hands of Newcastle United, last night. He was appointed the interim coach after Antonio Conte was sacked after an explosive press conference, but the London club’s managerial crisis continues as they reach a new low after getting drubbed by the “Magpies”.
The club’s managing director Daniel Levy has announced the news of his departure from the management board, as he deemed the performance against Newcastle “wholly unacceptable” in an explosive statement. It read “Sunday’s performance against Newcastle was wholly unacceptable. It was devastating to see. We can look at many reasons why it happened and whilst myself, the Board, the coaches and players must all take collective responsibility, ultimately the responsibility is mine.
“Cristian will leave his current role along with his coaching staff. Cristian stepped in at a difficult point in our season and I want to thank him for the professional manner in which he and his coaching staff have conducted themselves during such a challenging time. We wish him and his staff well.”
Ryan Mason back at the helm
Levy also mentioned about Stellini’s successor, with Ryan Mason getting back as an interim manager in his second stint, as he played this role after Jose Mourinho was removed from coaching position. He mentioned, “Ryan Mason will take over Head Coach duties with immediate effect. Ryan knows the Club and the players well. We shall update further on his coaching staff in due course. I met with the Player Committee today – the squad is determined to pull together to ensure the strongest possible finish to the season. We are all clear we need to deliver performances which earn your amazing support.”
Mason took the charge in 2021, following Mourinho’s exit. He was in the fray for seven games, in which he fetched 4 wins and 3 defeats in his tenure, most notable was his EFL Cup Final loss against City.
Stellini, on the other hand, managed to win a solitary game in four games he was in charge. Meanwhile, he had crushing defeats in the hand of league strugglers Everton and Bournemouth, but their top four hopes were dented by the “Magpies”. As a result, the club from London might miss the European top flight next season.
Spurs were flabbergasted by Newcastle after they were hit for five in the first 20 minutes, with Callum Wilson and Alex Isak bludgeoning the Spurs defense with their shots.