Only one member of staff is leaving Tottenham Hotspur with Antonio Conte
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Antonio Conte finally left Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday night, but only one of the Italian's coaching staff has joined his departure from north London.
The inevitable happened right at the end of the weekend, with Conte finding the most drastic way to avoid the Sunday scaries and leaving his job.
It came after a week of speculation that he'd no longer be in charge of Spurs once the Premier League returned from the international break.
Of course the 'speculation' was all self induced by Conte, who had absolutely gone in on his players following their draw with Southampton, ahead of the break for the Euro 2024 qualifiers.
After that game against the Saints, Conte was on a flight home to Italy, where he'd recently spent time recovering from an operation to remove his gallbladder.
And now the manager can spend all the time he wants back there, after leaving Spurs following just 16 months in charge of the club.
But rather than replace him straight away, the team will be managed by his former assistant, Cristian Stellini, who also took over during Conte's hiatus after the surgery.
And, according to the Telegraph's Matt Lawton, Stellini isn't the only backroom staff member staying around, with only the former Inter Milan manager's brother, Gianluca Conte, leaving the club with the 53-year-old.
Stellini did a good job in his now former bosses absence back in February, as he managed to carve out three wins in his time in charge.
Two of those games came against Manchester City and Chelsea, with the other coming against West Ham United, all with his fellow Italian back home recovering.
The only league loss the team suffered in the shortest month of the year was a 4-1 shallacking at the hands of Leicester City, when the ex Italy national team boss was in the dugout.
Despite that, he, and not Stellini, was actually nominated for the Premier League's Manager of the Month, though the award went to Erik ten Hag.
Even with his excellent record, the interim boss is unlikely to keep his new post beyond the end of the current campaign, even if he manages a fourth place finish.
Instead Julian Nagelsmann is being heavily linked, following his sacking at Bayern Munich, but the Londoners would still have to pay £8 million in compensation for the German.
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