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Paul Scholes hit out at former Tottenham boss Antonio Conte in now-deleted Instagram post, he didn't hold back

Paul Scholes hit out at former Tottenham boss Antonio Conte in now-deleted Instagram post, he didn't hold back

The ex-Manchester United favourite called out the departing Spurs manager on social media.

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has supported Tottenham's decision to sack Antonio Conte with a barrage of criticism directed at the Italian in a now-deleted post on his Instagram Story.

Scholes took to his Story to offer his thoughts on Conte's departure in a post - which has since been removed - and defended Spurs for opting to part ways with the Italian manager.

Spurs - who endured a torrid March which saw the club exit both the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League - announced on Sunday evening that they were allowing Conte to leave to bring to an end his 16-month spell in charge.

The decision has split opinion among fans of the North London club, some of whom had praised Conte for his honesty after he publicly slammed his players following their 3-3 draw with Southampton, a match which would ultimately prove to be his final game in charge of Spurs.

However, Scholes has rubbished Conte's suggestions of a lack of ambition from Spurs' hierarchy, instead laying the blame at the feet of the Italian.

Taking to Instagram, Scholes said the following: "A manager gets sacked so everyone blames recruitment, and a top-class manager blames lack of ambition.

“Why don’t any managers say when they’re smiling and shaking hands with a player at their press conference, ‘I don’t like this player, I think [he] will eventually get me the sack.’

Paul Scholes did not hold back in his assessment of Antonio Conte. (

“Saves the same old b******s once they are sacked or leave.”

Scholes' comments appear to suggest that Conte should have voiced his disappointment at his squad earlier in his Spurs tenure, as opposed to waiting until things went wrong.

Daniel Levy decided to part ways with Conte on Sunday evening, appointing Crisitan Stellini as the club's interim coach until the end of the season. Ryan Mason - who briefly led the squad following the departure of Jose Mourinho in 2021 - will work as Stellini's assistant.

Spurs have been linked with a move for ex-Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann following Conte's exit, but they may be held back by a reportedly hefty compensation package required to secure the German's services.

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Topics: Antonio Conte, Paul Scholes