Tottenham sack Interim coach Stellini following loss to Newcastle United

Cristian Stellini's brief tenure as Tottenham's interim head coach has come to an end.

Cristian Stellini has been relieved of his position as interim head coach by Tottenham Hotspur after only four matches in charge.

Stellini who was previously the assistant head coach had taken over from Antonio Conte until the end of the season after Conte left the club in March.

However, the team’s results did not improve under his leadership and they currently sit six points behind the Champions League places. As a result, Tottenham has decided to terminate Stellini’s contract immediately.

The club has appointed Ryan Mason who previously acted as interim head coach in 2021 after Jose Mourinho was sacked to take over as head coach.

A statement from chairman Daniel Levy read: “Sunday’s performance against Newcastle was wholly unacceptable. 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 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”.

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