Jose Mourinho disagrees with Antonio Conte's Tottenham appointment in brutal verdict

Conte was announced as the new Tottenham manager on Tuesday after the Premier League side sacked Nuno Espirito Santo in the wake of a demoralising defeat to Manchester United

Posted Thursday, November 04, 2021 by

Jose Mourinho has hit out at Tottenham’s decision to sack Nuno Espirito Santo and replace the Portuguese manager with Antonio Conte.

Nuno was sacked by Spurs on Monday morning after being in charge for just 17 games since being appointed to succeed Mourinho in the summer.

The end of Nuno’s time as Tottenham boss was sealed with a deflating 3-0 defeat to Manchester United last Saturday, with his side failing to have a shot on target.

Club chiefs Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici have opted to bring in Conte to turn around their season, with the Italian putting pen to paper on his contract on Tuesday.

Jose Mourinho disagrees with Antonio Conte's Tottenham appointment in brutal verdict
Jose Mourinho has hit out at Tottenham for the sacking of Nuno Espirito Santo (Image: AS Roma)

The appointment of Conte has been seen as a major coup by many pundits, with Tottenham’s new boss having enjoyed great success at all of his previous clubs.

He led Juventus to three successive Serie A titles before winning the Premier League in his first season at Chelsea.

Inter Milan were the last club to enjoy the Conte magic touch, with the Italian giants winning their first Scudetto for 11 years in his second campaign in charge at the San Siro.

The last man to manage Tottenham for more than 18 games was Mourinho, though his spell at the club ended with his sacking in April.

Jose Mourinho disagrees with Antonio Conte's Tottenham appointment in brutal verdict
Antonio Conte was announced as Nuno's replacement on Tuesday

But the now Roma boss has hit out at his former club’s decision to sack Nuno so soon into his tenure, putting his countryman’s talents on a similar level to Conte.

"I think Conte is a good coach, but Nuno is a very good coach,” Mourinho told Sky Italy ahead of Roma’s clash with Bodo/Glimt in the Europa Conference League.

"He did a fantastic job at Wolves for four, five years, not one year or a few months. Tottenham have a very good coach now, but they had that with Nuno.”

Conte’s first game in charge of Spurs will be the visit of Vitesse Arnhem in the Europa Conference League on Thursday.



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