Breaking: Tottenham boss Antonio Conte to leave as north London future confirmed

The Italian has had a mixed time in north London.

Antonio Conte will leave Tottenham at the end of the season when his current deal ends, it is being reported in Italy.

The 53-year-old joined the club in November 2021, and his addition combined with the January signings of Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski from Juventus helped Spurs into the top 4 ahead of north London rivals Arsenal come the end of the campaign, including a comprehensive 3-0 win over Arsenal in April.

However, this season has been a different story. Although the Lilywhites enjoyed their best ever start to a Premier League season, they were regularly forced to come from behind to snatch points, and in recent weeks even the ability to do that has disappeared.

Losses to Arsenal and Manchester City in the past seven days have left them stranded, six points behind fourth place and Manchester United. With one win in their last five Premier League games, Conte’s insipid football has drawn regular boos from the Tottenham faithful, while he himself appears at odds with the club hierarchy over January additions.

Now, as per Italian expert Gianluca Di Marzio, it seems as though Conte and Spurs will part ways come the end of the current campaign at the latest.

“The news I can tell you with certainty is that Antonio Conte will leave Tottenham at the end of the season”, the Italian explained. “There was no spark, his contract is expiring and the club has not asked him for a renewal.”

It will mark the second ‘serial winner’ to arrive and leave at Tottenham with no trophies, with Jose Mourinho also having won a trophy at every other club he managed until arriving in north London.

Meanwhile, Tottenham’s immediate future remains further clouded by the issue of their Sporting Director Fabio Paratici. The Italian has been banned from footballing affairs for 2 years from issues that arose during his time at Juventus, but the Serie A giants have appealed the decisions. It is still unclear as to what action Tottenham will take in light of the decisions.

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Ben Browning

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