Jamie Carragher believes Tottenham boss Antonio Conte wants to be sacked, while Jamie Redknapp feels the Italian’s position is becoming untenable following his extraordinary tirade after the 3-3 draw at Southampton.
A furious Conte called his Spurs players “selfish”, criticized their poor performance and attacked club ownership in a surprising outburst after his team squandered a two-goal lead on bottom club Southampton.
“Conte wants to be fired in this international break” sky sports the expert Carragher tweeted. “The Spurs should just put him out of his misery and do it tonight.”
Tottenham’s collapse at St Mary’s caps a miserable march after they were knocked out of both the FA Cup and Champions League earlier this month to leave them trophyless since 2008.
Carragher added: “His point that Spurs don’t win for a long time is correct, but you don’t talk about your own club like that.
“Especially when they’re paying you fortunes! Arsenal’s improvement this season after finishing above them last season kills a lot of their arguments.”
Redknapp: Conte’s position is becoming untenable
Conte’s contract with Spurs expires this summer, but Redknapp feels the 53-year-old will struggle to make it to the end of the season despite Tottenham sitting in fourth with 10 games to go.
“It looks like his position is becoming untenable, I don’t see where he will go from here,” said the former Spurs midfielder. sky sports.
“I felt like he was talking his way out of a job after they lost to Nottingham Forest [in the Carabao Cup].
“Tottenham have a history of sacking managers, even before cup finals. When you start selecting players, it’s a sure way to lose a dressing room.”
“He talks mainly about the owners not having a trophy in 15 years since the current president has been in charge. They have had 10 or 11 coaches. Great coaches, but they never won anything.
“He feels that as long as the owners are in charge, they’re ever going to buy the players you need.
“I thought Conte could be the one to get the keys to the kingdom to buy the players he needs, but I think a lot of players have been forced to do it.
“Normally, in his two or three-year spells at the clubs, he wins. Even he feels he can’t win at Tottenham. It’s a sorry state.”
Sky Sports News reported earlier this month that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is under great pressure to reappoint Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs manager, with several players and staff pleading with the Argentine to return and reinvigorate the club.
Redknapp added: “The president will think about whether this manager can propel this team into the top four.
“There are two really good managers out there. Is he going back to Pochettino? Or is he going for Thomas Tuchel?
“Hell [Daniel Levy] he will stay there because he always stays there but maybe someone needs to take a look at who runs the club because he has been a flop on the pitch. Off the pitch he’s spectacular, but on the pitch he hasn’t been good enough.”
O’Hara: Levy won’t like Conte’s interview | “I’d be surprised if it comes next weekend”
Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara also agreed with Carragher and Redknapp on Conte’s position and feels Levy, who attended St Mary’s on Saturday, will not be happy with the Italian’s comments.
O’Hara told him sky sports: “I can’t believe he came out after a game and said that. I think it’s shocking.
“I don’t necessarily disagree with him on some of the things he said about desire and passion and players not playing for each other, but these things are said in the dressing room after the game, or on a Monday morning. or talk to Daniel Levy.
“To come out publicly and totally criticize the entire football club I think is outrageous.
“Obviously, the players are going to hear that interview, he’s criticized them. If you’re digging them up in the media, they’re going to turn their back on you.”
“For him to say ‘them’ and not ‘we’, that to me means that potentially the players are not playing for him, he is looking for a way out.
“I don’t think I necessarily want to be there, and I think the club will have to make a big decision.
“I don’t think Daniel Levy is going to like that interview. If Conte does it next weekend, I’ll be surprised. I think he’s looking for a way out.”
He’s talked about being selfish, but he’s the one being selfish when you talk and criticize everyone in the club except yourself.
“That to me rings alarm bells, and I think Levy will look at the comments he’s made, because he’s included Levy in those comments and says, ‘That’s enough, we can’t have this from a Tottenham manager.
“We all wanted it to work and it hasn’t and now it’s getting a bit sour.
“Maybe you look at it and say: ‘If we can get a manager next week like Pochettino, let’s do it now, cut ties and move on.
“You don’t have to pay [Conte] a four or five year contract that he has signed. His contract ends at the end of the season, it’s not going to take much to let him go and from the sounds of it, he doesn’t want to be there.”