Antonio Conte’s spell at Tottenham went almost as expected for any Spurs manager, trophyless and with frustrations at the board and chairman Daniel Levy. Conte didn’t bow out to the Premier League in silence though, with a dramatic press conference slandering his players and the club.
Antonio Conte’s Final Press Conference
After seeing his side bottle a 3-1 lead at relegation candidates Southampton, Conte spilled all on his Tottenham woes at the post-match conference on Saturday 18th March 2023.
Antonio Conte on his players: “We are 11 players that go into the pitch. I see selfish players. I see players that don’t want to help each other and don’t put their heart [into it].
Antonio Conte on the club: “Tottenham’s story is this. Twenty years there is the owner and they never won something, but why? The fault is only for the club, or for every manager that stay here?
But with Antonio Conte out, his partner and assistant manager at both Inter Milan and Tottenham will take his position as interim head coach until the end of the season. The Italian has deputised in Conte’s position during both suspensions and during his gallbladder surgery.
Next Tottenham Manager Odds
But who will be taking over the club as the next Spurs head coach come next season? I’ve run down all the candidates and the next Tottenham manager odds below.
Julian Nagelsmann – 2/1
Julian Nagelsmann, a German football coach, has rapidly become a big figure in the football world. He began his coaching career with the youth teams at 1860 Munich, and later joined Hoffenheim in 2016, where he became the youngest head coach in Bundesliga history at the age of 28.
Under Nagelsmann, Hoffenheim achieved their highest-ever finish in the Bundesliga and qualified for the Champions League for the first time. He then moved to RB Leipzig in 2019 and led them to the semi-finals of the Champions League in his debut season.
His impressive record caught the attention of Bayern Munich, who acquired his services for a then-record £25m managerial transfer fee.
Despite winning the Bundesliga and the DFL Super Cup in his first season, and the DFL Super Cup in his second season, Nagelsmann was dismissed mid-way through the season despite trailing league leaders Dortmund by only one point and taking the side to the Champions League quarter-finals, and was replaced by former Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel.
Mauricio Pochettino – 3/1
Mauricio Pochettino is a former Argentine football player who transitioned into a football coach with Espanyol back in 2009. He led the club to a respectable finish in La Liga and reached the final of the Copa del Rey.
In 2013, Pochettino moved to the Premier League at Southampton. Poch then joined Tottenham in 2014 and took the club to their first Champions League final in 2019 and led them to four consecutive top-four finishes in the Premier League.
However, due to the high standard he had set, Pochettino was sacked after a single disappointing season.
In 2020, Pochettino was appointed head coach of Paris Saint-Germain. In his first season, he won the Coupe de France and led the team to the semis of the Champions League. However, he was sacked in July 2022 after PSG were eliminated by Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League, as well as losing control of certain high-profile players in the dressing room.
Oliver Glasner – 5/1
Oliver Glasner started his managerial career in 2011 with Austrian second division club Austria Lustenau. He then moved to SV Ried, where he helped the club win promotion to the Bundesliga.
In 2015, Glasner joined LASK Linz, where he also led the club to promotion and took them to their highest-ever finish in the league, as well as the Europa League knockouts.
In 2019, he was appointed head coach of Wolfsburg in Germany. In his first season in charge, he led the club to a top-six finish and qualification for the Europa League, and then the quarter-finals of that competition in 2020.
He earned a move to Eintracht Frankfurt in 2021 and, after beating Barcelona and West Ham, reached the Europa League final for just the third time in the club’s history (the other two being in 1960 and 1980). After beating Rangers in a penalty shootout, they won the tournament with an unbeaten record.
Luis Enrique – 9/1
Luis Enrique is a former Spanish football player who began his managerial career in 2011 with Roma.
In 2013, Enrique returned to his former club Barcelona. He won the treble in his first season in charge, becoming only the second person to achieve the feat as a player and a coach at the same club. He then won two more La Liga titles and the Copa del Rey before leaving the club in 2017.
After a brief break, Luis Enrique was appointed as the head coach of Spain in 2018. He led the team to the UEFA Nations League finals in 2021, but after a poor showing at the 2022 World Cup left his position.
Zinedine Zidane – 11/1
Zinedine Zidane is a former French football player who started out in the managerial world with Real Madrid Castilla in 2014, where he helped develop young players and prepare them for the first team.
In 2016, Zidane was appointed manager of Real Madrid, where he enjoyed a ridiculous amount of success. He won three consecutive Champions League titles, two La Liga titles and two Club World Cup titles. He also guided the team to victory in the UEFA Super Cup and the Spanish Super Cup.
Zidane is known for his calm demeanour and his ability to manage big personalities.
Thomas Frank – 12/1
Thomas Frank came onto the scene when he went from assistant coach at Championship side Brentford, to head coach in 2019, and then took them to the Premier League for the first time in their history in 2021.
He managed them to a comfortable 13th position in their debut Premier League campaign, and are now sat in 8th, established as a Premier League midtable team, and even with hopes of qualifying for Europe.
He began his managing in his home country of Denmark at Brondby in 2013 – leading them to a top-four finish in the Danish Superliga.
Ruben Amorim – 14/1
Ruben Amorim started as a manager by saving Casa Pia from relegation in the Portuguese second division, after a career as a football player.
Amorim was then appointed head coach of Sporting CP in 2020 and surprisingly led the team to their first Primeira Liga title in 19 years, as well as the Taca da Liga in his debut season.
He finished second the next season, but fans will be eyeing him up as next Tottenham manager after he knocked Premier League leaders Arsenal out of the Europa League this season on penalties.
Roberto de Zerbi – 14/1
Roberto De Zerbi began his managerial career with Italian lower-league side, Cinquefrondi in 2013. He then moved on to manage a number of other lower-league clubs in Italy, including Foggia, Palermo, and Benevento.
The Italian was appointed as the head coach of Sassuolo in Serie A in 2018. In 2021, De Zerbi became head coach of Shakhtar Donetsk, winning the Ukrainian Super Cup in September 2021. However, he left the club in July the following year due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
De Zerbi was then appointed as head coach Brighton in the Premier League in September 2022, where he now hopes to lead them to European qualification after memorable wins over the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea.