Tottenham Hotspur’s Managing Director of Football Fabio Paracci believes choosing to part ways with Antonio Conte was “the right decision for everyone”.
Paracchi claims he understood the difficult times Conte had gone through this season, but was adamant his departure was the right choice.
He said: “We know how difficult this season has been for him personally, Gian Piero (Ventroni) died, (Gianluca) Vialli died and then surgery.
“The club supported him a lot with him and everyone is close to each other but then we came to this mutual agreement, and I think the decision we made was the right one for everyone.”
Tottenham confirmed on Sunday that Conte had left the club by “mutual agreement” after a period of uncertainty.
Conte and Tottenham have been discussing his departure ever since the Italian made his position at the club untenable thereafter He described his players as “selfish” in a staggering rant After a 3-3 draw with Southampton.
Spurs also confirmed Sunday that Conte’s assistant Christian Stellini and Ryan Mason will take temporary charge for the rest of the season.
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Stellini will step up as acting head coach for the final 10 games of the season, working alongside Mason, who played for Tottenham between 2008 and 2016 and was caretaker coach after Jose Mourinho was sacked in 2021.
Paratici says he is confident the duo will do well until the end of the season and that it was important, for the sake of the players, that there was not too much change in the way they coached.
“Cristian managed the team even when Antonio was sick this season and he was doing well,” Paratici added.
“He has a lot of experience as a second coach (assistant coach) and he was the first coach in the past, some years in the past, so we even have Ryan Mason who can help him a lot; he’s been part of this club for a long time, and he knows everything about this club and this kind of thing.” So, I think we’re really, really confident that these two guys can do very well.”
“Players don’t have to change their training habits and style, so, to change everything when you only have 10 matches, I think it will be really difficult for players to adapt to this kind of situation.”
Stillini and Mason will start their terms against everton at Goodison Park next Monday night.
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