According to Argentine journalist Gaston Edul, Tottenham players Cristian Romero and Richarlison were considering leaving the club if Antonio Conte had remained in charge. Conte’s relationship with the squad was reportedly very poor, and his public criticism of the players caused friction. Edul revealed that some players had given an ultimatum in case Conte continued, and Romero was rethinking his stay at the club. However, now that Conte has left, Romero is planning to stay at Tottenham.
Conte parted ways with Spurs on Sunday night, following a period of uncertainty over his future. His outburst against the club’s players after their 3-3 draw with Southampton before the international break was seen as the final straw in his turbulent tenure.
Cristian Stellini, Conte’s second in command, will take over as manager until the end of the season, alongside Ryan Mason. Tottenham is currently fourth in the Premier League and will face Everton on Monday.
Edul is renowned for his relationship with players in Argentina and the rest of South America. His comments about Romero and Richarlison’s potential departure from Tottenham highlight the impact that a manager’s relationship with players can have on a team’s success. It also emphasizes the importance of communication and respect between managers and players.
Ultimately, Conte’s departure from Tottenham may have been for the best, as it seems to have improved the outlook of the team. However, it remains to be seen how Stellini and Mason will fare in their new roles and whether they can lead Tottenham to success this season.