Following Tottenham Hotspur’s 6-1 defeat to Newcastle United on Sunday, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has today released a statement to announce the departure of interim head coach Cristian Stellini.
Ryan Mason will be in charge for the remaining six matches of the season with the North London club hosting Manchester United on Thursday night.
Levy’s statement read: “Sunday’s performance against Newcastle was wholly unacceptable. It was devastating to see. We can look at many reasons why it happened and whilst myself, the Board, the coaches and players must all take collective responsibility, ultimately the responsibility is mine.
“Cristian will leave his current role along with his coaching staff. Cristian stepped in at a difficult point in our season and I want to thank him for the professional manner in which he and his coaching staff have conducted themselves during such a challenging time. We wish him and his staff well.
“Ryan Mason will take over Head Coach duties with immediate effect. Ryan knows the Club and the players well. We shall update further on his coaching staff in due course.
“I met with the Player Committee today – the squad is determined to pull together to ensure the strongest possible finish to the season. We are all clear we need to deliver performances which earn your amazing support.
Tottenham have an uphill battle to secure a place in the Champions League ahead of next season with the club sitting six points adrift from Manchester United in fourth.
Erik ten Hag’s side have two games in hand and as such, Spurs must beat United on Thursday in order to stand any chance of finishing in the all-important top four.
Mark Marston | Get Football