Conte’s Character: A Manager Who Clashes With Everyone!
Antonio Conte’s explosive character ultimately led to his dismissal from Tottenham, according to former Italy striker Christian Vieri. The 53-year-old was sacked by Spurs following a heated rant at owner Daniel Levy, the players, and the club’s trophy haul after a disappointing 3-3 draw against Southampton. Speculation about Conte’s future had been rife throughout his second season in north London, with the Italian struggling to deliver consistent results while evading questions about his contract.
Vieri, who played alongside Conte at Juventus, suggested that the manager was never going to last at Spurs due to his demanding nature, which was similar to his predecessor Jose Mourinho.
Vieri commented on Conte’s character, saying:
“Antonio is accustomed to clashing with everyone, it’s his character. If a club hires him, they should not expect someone happy with anything, but they know he is a severe and exigent person. It’s heavy to have him at a club, he leaves you sleepless. There are coaches like him and Jose Mourinho who are like hammers and demand the best from everyone at all times. And then there are those who are happy with anything. Everyone has his view.”
After Conte’s exit was made public, Tottenham forward Dejan Kulusevski expressed his support for the decision made by the club. His teammate Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg also criticized Conte’s rant at Southampton, in which he called the players “selfish” and asked him to “elaborate on” the comments he made.
Christian Stellini will take over the Tottenham first team until the end of the season, with a crucial match against Everton up next in the Premier League. Tottenham’s focus will now be on finding a new manager who can bring stability to the club and lead them to success on the pitch.