Tottenham announce a change in management

Monday 24 April 2023 18:27

Manchester United’s upcoming opponents Tottenham Hotspur have announced a change in management ahead of Thursday’s crucial Premier League match.

The North London club parted company with their last permanent boss Antonio Conte back in March and, at that time, they put former assistant Cristian Stellini in charge on a short-term basis. 

After one win, one draw and two defeats - including the chastening 6-1 defeat to Newcastle United on Sunday - Tottenham have now confirmed another change in their leadership structure.

A statement on their official website has tonight reported that Stellini has left the club along with his coaching staff. Former Spurs player Ryan Mason is now their head coach with immediate effect. 


Addressing the fans, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy writes: “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.

“I met with the player committee today - the squad is determined to pull together to ensure the strongest possible finish to the season. We are all clear we need to deliver performances which earn your amazing support. COYS, Daniel.”
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Mason’s first job as head coach is to prepare his team for Thursday’s Premier League match against United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, where kick-off is scheduled for 20:15 BST.

Spurs are currently fifth in the table, six points below the fourth-placed Reds and having played two more matches.

You can find out what Erik ten Hag thinks of the game during his pre-match press conference on Wednesday. The exact timing of the media briefing is still to be confirmed.