Tottenham SACK interim boss Christian Stellini after humiliating 6-1 hammering at Newcastle, as Daniel Levy blasts ‘devastating’ display and makes Ryan Mason new No 1
Tottenham have sacked acting head coach Cristian Stellini following Sunday’s embarrassing loss at Newcastle.
Spurs were thumped 6-1 at St James Park at the weekend to leave the club’s Champions League hopes hanging by a thread.
And chairman Daniel Levy has decided his position is untenable following talks earlier on Monday.
Stellini, who was Antonio Conte’s No 2, was placed in temporary charge of the team after the Italian’s departure last month.
But Stellini has joined Conte in having left the club.
Tottenham have sacked acting head coach Cristian Stellini after the 6-1 defeat to Newcastle
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy deemed Stellini’s position untenable after talks on Monday
‘Sunday’s performance against Newcastle was wholly unacceptable,’ Levy wrote in a statement on Monday night.
‘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, who is a coach under Stellini, is understood to have significant support of Spurs’ players to take the team until the end of the season.
Mason, 31, will take the reins for a second time having also acted as interim head coach in 2021 following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.
‘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,’ Levy’s statement continued.
‘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.’
Spurs were left humiliated at Newcastle on Sunday after a performance that Stellini described as the ‘worst’ he has ever seen.
Stellini described the defeat against Newcastle as the worst performance he has ever seen
Ryan Mason has the support of Tottenham players to lead the team until the end of the season
There were concerns behind the scenes that little has changed under Stellini given his links to Conte and that the team could do with a completely fresh approach.
Mason has been unable to completely stamp his authority on the team since Conte’s departure given he is an assistant.
But the former Tottenham player is well-placed to take charge of the team given he has had the role as caretaker boss in the past.
Spurs are now outsiders in the race for a Champions League place and sit six points adrift of Manchester United – who they host on Thursday night – despite playing two games more.
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