Tottenham Hotspur have sacked interim head coach Cristian Stellini, according to their official club website.
Following their humiliating 6-1 thrashing at the hands of Newcastle United, in which they conceded five goals in the first 21 minutes, Chairman Daniel Levy announced he had relieved the 48-year-old of his duties with new caretaker boss and former Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason taking the realms until the end of the season.
Stellini had joined the club as Antonio Conte’s assistant in 2021 but after Conte was sacked last month, the Italian was thrown into the Tottenham hot seat after preserving over wins against Manchester City, Chelsea, and West Ham whilst Conte was recovering from gallbladder surgery. Since then, Tottenham have only won one match out of the four and the performance at St James Park was seen as the final, unacceptable straw for Levy, who has now parted company with five head coaches in less than four years.
Tottenham Hotspur news: Spurs sack interim head coach Cristian Stellini
In a club statement to the fans, Levy said “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”.
Spurs’ search for a permanent head coach continues, with ex-Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann currently being the favorite for the job.