Why did Chelsea sack Antonio Conte? Tottenham Hotspur news explained as Spurs sack manager Nuno Espirito Santo

Ex Inter coach Antonio Conte revealed last week he had been open to discussions with Man Utd if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer were to be sacked, but is now the new Tottenham Hotspur manager

The Italian manager, Antonio Conte, was sacked by Chelsea on 13 July 2018 after Chelsea finished fifth in the Premier League at the end of the season, thus failing to qualify for the Champions League.

A year later, it was announced that Conte would join Inter Milan, but, despite winning the Serie A Ligue in 2020/21, Conte the 52-year-old former footballer left the club by ‘mutual consent’ on 26 May 2021.

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With Manchester United’s continuously rocky season, including the most recent 5-0 defeat to Liverpool, Conte looked ready to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the wheel, but he has now signed a two-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur.

Following the sacking of Nuno Espírito Santo, Sky in Italy reported that Spurs and the ex Inter coach were “in the final stages of negotiations”, according to the article on Monday 1 November, and it has now been announced the a contract has been finalised.

Here’s all you need to know about Conte’s last experience in the Premier League

What happened at Chelsea?

During the 2016-17 campaign, Conte achieved 30 league wins which was a record until Manchester City won 32 league games in the next season.

His stint at Chelsea saw him achieve a 67.1% win percentage which has only been bettered by Pep Guardiola’s 72.8% in the premier league.

Additionally, out of the 106 games Conte managed, he won 69 of them and drew 20.

In Conte’s first season in charge of the Blues, he led his team to win the Premier League and on to win the FA Cup during the 2017-18 season.

However, despite winning the FA Trophy, Chelsea failed to qualify for the Champions League as they ended their season fifth in the league leading to Conte becoming the sixth manager in eight seasons to part ways with their club the summer after a title-winning season.

It was not just on the pitch that Conte began to struggle with his squad. The Italian had regular disagreements with the Chelsea superiors over transfer policies and a lengthy legal battle ensued over Conte’s pay-off soon after his dismissal.

Conte celebrates the FA Cup win with Chelsea in 2018

It was later revealed that Chelsea paid out more than £26million in compensation and legal costs to Antonio Conte as a result of the sacking.

Chelsea have paid out more than £90million in compensation to sacked managers since Roman Abramovich took over ownership of the club in 2003.

How did Conte do at Inter Milan?

A year after his sacking from Chelsea, Antonio Conte joined forces with Internazionale Milano. In his first game in charge of the club, Conte’s side won 4-0 against Conte’s childhood team, Lecce.

Inter Milan finished second in the Serie A title race, behind Juventus. They also reached the Europa final but lost 3-2 to Sevilla.

On 2 May 2021, Inter Milan were confirmed as champions of the Serie A League for the first time in eleven years, and thus ending Juventus’s run of nine consecutive titles.

However, Conte did not last much longer at the club due to disagreements the former Juventus manager was having with the Club’s board over transfers for the next season.

What is happening to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United?

Manchester United experienced a shock 5-0 defeat at home to Liverpool on Sunday 24 October 2021, which confirmed to many that Solskjaer was not up to the job of managing the club.

Speaking after the match, Solskjaer referred to the defeat as his “darkest day” suggesting United had reached “rock bottom”.

“I do believe in myself. I do believe that I am getting close to what I want with the club.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems unlikely to stay at Manchester United much longer after 5-0 defeat at home to Liverpool on Sunday

The Norwegian manager did not hear anything from the club and is now unlikely to for the time being following an exceptional comeback at the Tottenham Hostpur stadium on Saturday 30 October 2021.

Manchester United won 3-0 against Spurs , thanks to goals from Christiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford ultimately led to Nuno Espirito Santo’s sacking from the London club on Monday 1 November 2021. Spurs then announced they had signed a deal with Antonio Conte on a two-year contract with the option to extend.

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