Since Antonio Conte was appointed as Tottenham Hotspur manager in early November of 2021, there have been constant rumours about his potential departure.
Conte has shied away from committing his future to Tottenham when probed in interviews and press conferences; not a good look for the club and certainly not something supporters appreciate.
Additionally, with his contract up at the end of the season (the end of his initial eighteen-month contract), and the team’s current woeful form, it appears as if the writing is on the wall.
Where did it go wrong under Conte?
There’s no doubt that Conte’s system and approach initially worked at Spurs, specifically in the second half of the 2021/2022 season, which saw Spurs fly to a Champions League spot.
Ironically, Tottenham did little in the Champions League after overcoming the odds to qualify.
Following last season, Spurs were expected to push on and compete for silverware, especially after what looked like a solid summer transfer window.
However, barring a few matches (such as Southampton, Manchester City, and Chelsea at home), Tottenham has underwhelmed.
Conte’s approach is undoubtedly questionable, as many times this season Spurs started the match poorly to finally wake up in the second half. In many other matches, Spurs have played poorly for the duration.