Antonio Conte's time at Tottenham was a disaster - Analysing his poor record at Spurs
Tottenham Hotspur have parted ways with manager Antonio Conte on Sunday, following another poor result in the Premier League. The North London club threw away a two-goal lead to succumb to a 3-3 draw with Southampton last weekend, which led to Conte once again publicly berating his own players for their poor performances. “Until now I’ve tried to hide the situation but now, no,” stated Conte after the match. “I see selfish players, I see players that don’t want to help each other, who don’t have the heart.”
According to the Telegraph, Conte flew back to Italy after the match, setting the field for the Italian tactician to be relieved. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy relieves the 53-year-old manager of his duties. Tottenham made the decision official late on Sunday night.
Antonio Conte's record at Tottenham now stands at just 1.77 points per game in all competitions— Transfermarkt.co.uk (@TMuk_news) March 9, 2023
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Conte's time at Tottenham was short-lived. Italian left the London-based club just 18 months after he took on the job. And while the former Chelsea and Inter Milan head coach can lay claim to some impressive results and achievements at Spurs, his time at the club will likely be remembered for far too many missed opportunities rather than him showing any capacity to match the managers that came before him.
Conte’s woeful Champions League record sums up misfiring Spurs
Saturday's draw with Southampton was just the latest in a growing list of poor results for Spurs under Conte. With the most notable one coming in the start of March, when the club were knocked out of the Champions League by AC Milan. While Tottenham may have been considered favourites for their Last 16 clash with Milan, considering the club’s budget and squad of players, a quick glance at Conte’s record in the premier European tournament would have clearly pointed to issues ahead of time. For example, while the 53-year-old head coach has a very impressive track record in league competitions, his ability to win knock-out games in the Champions League is far from impressive.
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Over the course of his managerial career, Conte has managed a team in the Champions League in six seasons. On three of those occasions his teams have failed to get beyond the group stages and in a further two, his sides have failed to get beyond the Last 16 stage. In only one season - the 2012/13 campaign with Juventus - did Conte’s side actually reach the quarter-finals. And, most worryingly, the Italian head coach has failed to win a single knock-out game in the competition since then. Which means Conte has now gone more than 10 years since he won a knock-out match in the Champions League.
What is Conte’s overall record at Spurs?
Naturally, Conte’s poor record in the Champions League should be a concern for Spurs fans and when coupled with a tricky spell in the Premier League over the past two seasons, it certainly suggests that the Italian head coach hasn’t had the easiest of times in North London. And in turn, his record at the club has been relatively poor. To date, Conte’s record in the Premier League with Spurs stands at 1.88 points per game. Which is certainly not bad, but when coupled with all other competitions, it falls to 1.78. This, again, is down to the manager’s poor record in knock-out tournaments with his Spurs side getting knocked out of the FA Cup by Middelsbrough last season and Sheffield United this time around, alongside just one win in four in the League Cup and the aforementioned return in European competitions.
While this return isn’t the worst in Tottenham’s recent history - Nuno Espírito Santo managed just 1.65 points per game and it matches Jose Mourinho’s return at the club - it is someway short of the standard Mauricio Pochettino’s five-year spell at Spurs set between 2014 and 2019, when he averaged 1.84 points per game in all competitions. And, rather crucially, took Tottenham to a Champions League final. Conte certainly won’t be doing that with the club and will likely leave this summer with a far from enviable record.Homepage
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