SON friend reappears?… Tottenham, ‘Conte OUT’ strand → End of agency discussion (British press)
With Tottenham and manager Antonio Conte’s farewell imminent, a name familiar to Tottenham players is being discussed as an acting substitute after the sacking.
Tottenham drew 3-3 against Southampton in the 28th round of the Premier League in the 2022/23 season held at St Marys Stadium in Southampton, England on the 19th (Korean time).
Tottenham took a 3-1 lead until the 29th minute of the second half thanks to goals from Pedro Poro, Harry Kane and Ivan Perisic, but in the 32nd minute of the second half, Theo Walcott’s comeback goal and James Ward-Prowse’s equalizer in extra time in the second half allowed Tottenham to finish at the bottom of the league. We couldn’t win against Sampton.
After the match, Conte criticized the team.
He said: “We are professional. The club pays the players a lot of money. The players get paid and I get paid too. Do you understand? Don’t try to find excuses and don’t sympathize with them. That’s unacceptable to me. This is the first time in my career that this has happened.”
He harshly criticized Tottenham’s situation and the attitude of the players, and also added comments related to the manager’s job.
Conte said: “If Tottenham want to change, it’s time to change this situation. If the players want to keep doing it this way, they can change the manager. But things don’t change. Trust me.” asserted that it could not be changed.
However, Tottenham seems to be in a different position than Conte’s idea. The British media ‘Football Insider’ reported on the 19th that “Tottenham discussed the appointment of Ryan Mason as interim manager.”
“Conte’s reign is coming to an end,” Football Insider said. “Conte is lashing out at his players and will be relieved that he is leaving two months early. We are discussing whether to continue competing for 4th place with him.”
“According to some information메이저사이트, Conte is already finished at Tottenham and there is no way he will survive. One option that has been discussed internally is to leave it to Ryan Mason for the rest of the season,” said Mason’s interim manager.
Mason has already had experience as an interim manager at Tottenham. He took over as interim manager in 2021 when then manager Jose Mourinho was sacked and left Tottenham.
He led Tottenham until the end of the 2020/21 season and recorded 4 wins and 3 losses in 7 games. After the season, Tottenham returned Mason to his original coaching role and brought Nuno Espirito Santo to the helm.
Football Insider also added Tottenham’s faith in Mason, saying, “Mason is close to Harry Kane and respected in the dressing room. He has long been considered a future Tottenham manager.”
In fact, Mason had the experience of working together at Tottenham with the team’s main players, Kane, Son Heung-min, Hugo Lloris, and Eric Dyer, so even when he took over as interim manager instead of Mourinho, he was evaluated as having a clear advantage in managing the players.
As Conte and Tottenham’s partnership is coming to an end, attention is paid to whether Mason, who was a colleague of Son Heung-min and Kane, will appear as a solver this season as well and lead Tottenham’s competition for fourth place at the end of the season to success.