- Zlatan Ibrahimovic has surprisingly backed Antonio Conte after his latest rant at Tottenham
- It is understood that the North London club could part ways with him anytime now
- Conte slammed his players after they drew against Southampton despite having a healthy lead
Antonio Conte has received support from an unexpected source after Zlatan Ibrahimovic jumped to his defence.
Conte is currently under fire, with his Tottenham job believed to be on the line after he made explosive comments last weekend.
The Italian tore into the players and club CEO Daniel Levy after Spurs blew away a 3-1 lead to settle for a three-all draw against Southampton. It is believed that it is only a matter of time before Spurs crack the whip on the former Chelsea boss.
While many might agree that Conte's comments were necessary, others would argue that lashing out at his club publicly in such a manner was uncalled for. Sports Brief has previously documented how Conte's misery in North London might be his own doing.
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Ibrahimovic backs Conte
As the discussion rages on, Ibrahimovic has thrown his weight behind the 53-year-old. The bullish Swedish striker maintained that people ought to speak their minds without caring about the possible repercussions.
"Every person works in his own way. I believe in being yourself, but sometimes you pay for it because it's not what people want to hear," as quoted by Sky Sports.
Nagelsmann to replace Conte?
Conte's contract runs until the end of the season and it is now highly unlikely that he will renew. Sports Brief reported that Tottenham Hotspur just might have been offered a superb chance to land a top manager after Julian Nagelsmann’s departure from Bayern Munich.
Despite guiding Bayern to the Champions League quarter-finals, the Bavarians coach has put the team in unfamiliar territory in the league, as they find themselves in a three-way battle for the Bundesliga title with Borussia Dortmund and surprise packages, Union Berlin.
The youthful coach could be exactly what the doctor ordered for Spurs, as he has a reputation for bringing the very best out of fairly young players. Notably, Nagelsmann’s RB Leipzig thrashed Tottenham 4-0 as the German became the youngest manager to win a Champions League knockout tie back in 2019.