Dawson not convinced Stellini will be appointed as permanent Spurs manager
Former Tottenham defender Michael Dawson has expressed his doubts about Cristian Stellini being named as Spurs’ permanent manager. Dawson believes the current interim coach’s task of securing Champions League football for the team will be challenging but is uncertain whether this would be enough to secure his place as manager for the long term. “If he goes and wins ten out of ten, which is certainly a tough ask, gets them into the Champions League and then maybe that’s something they will look at,” Dawson told Sky Sports.
Spurs face tough test against relegation-threatened Everton
Tottenham Hotspur face a tough challenge in their first match after the international break, with a trip to Merseyside to play Everton. The relegation-threatened club has already beaten Arsenal on home soil since Sean Dyche’s appointment and gained a 2-2 draw at Chelsea. A slip-up for Spurs could cause further drama and pressure for the team, as Liverpool, Newcastle and Brighton all aim to overtake them in the race for fourth.
Antonio Conte’s sacking confirmed
Antonio Conte was sacked as Tottenham Hotspur manager after his outburst following the 3-3 draw at Southampton. Ryan Mason was expected to take charge following Jose Mourinho’s departure but the role was handed to Cristian Stellini until the end of the season. The 48-year-old previously managed US Alessandria Calcio 1912 in 2017.
Pressure on Spurs to secure Champions League football
Securing Champions League football for next season is a top priority for Tottenham Hotspur. The team has been urged to secure fourth place by former manager Mauricio Pochettino, and the stakes have been increased following Conte’s departure.
Stellini faces tough challenge in push for Champions League
Cristian Stellini’s main objective as interim coach of Tottenham Hotspur is to secure Champions League football for next season, but the task will not be easy with Liverpool, Newcastle and Brighton all vying for fourth place. If Stellini achieves this goal, it could open up opportunities for him as a permanent manager not just at Spurs, but at other clubs as well.