Date: 24th April 2023 at 5:46pm
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Tottenham Hotspur have sacked interim manager Cristian Stellini just five weeks after he took charge of the club. 

Stellini had succeeded Antonio Conte when the former Chelsea boss was dismissed after a 3-3 draw against Southampton in March, but the club announced on Monday that it had parted ways with the Italian.

The news comes just 24 hours after Spurs were humiliated at the hands of Newcastle United, with The Magpies cruising to a 6-1 win at St. James’ Park on Sunday.

Eddie Howe’s side raced into a 5-0 lead within 22 minutes of the game on Sunday, with Jacob Murphy and Alexander Isak both netting early braces.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has now acted, with Ryan Mason set to take interim charge of the club until the end of the current season.

“Sunday’s performance against Newcastle was wholly unacceptable,” Levy said in the official statement.

“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.”

Ryan Mason will take charge of Tottenham for the remainder of the season

Spurs have endured a turbulent season so far, and Sunday’s defeat severely dented their hopes of finishing in the top four of the Premier League.

The Lilywhites occupy fifth place, although they sit six points behind fourth-placed Manchester United, with both The Red Devils and The Magpies also boasting at least one game-in-hand over Spurs.

In total, Stellini took charge of Spurs for just four matches, losing twice and drawing against struggling Bournemouth.

During his time in interim charge, Spurs were held to a 1-1 draw by relegation-threatened Everton at Goodison Park, despite The Toffees having ten men for more than 30 minutes.

Mason’s first game in temporary charge of Spurs will be against Manchester United on Thursday, with the match set to be crucial in deciding which sides qualify for next season’s Champions League.

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