This departure will come as no surprise to Spurs fans. We are aware many supporters had grown tired of the football associated with the manager, while others felt he was the right man to take the club forward and will be saddened to see him depart.
The Club's board must now have a clear strategy for what and who comes next, and it needs to tell this Club's supporters what that plan is. THST has repeatedly called for this, and fans deserve it.
Less than two years ago, at the end of the 2020/21 season in May, Chairman Daniel Levy told supporters the Club would focus on the recruitment of a Head Coach saying they were 'acutely aware of the need to select someone whose values reflect those of our great Club and a return to playing football with the style for which we are known'.
Many supporters will feel the appointments of Nuno Espirito Santo and then Antonio Conte following Jose Mourinho's spell do not reflect the promises made above.
In the same statement, Mr Levy said: "I feel we lost sight of some key priorities and what's truly in our DNA."
As another season without silverware comes to an end, we would urge the Club Board to reassess those priorities before appointing a manager the entire fanbase will get behind, and building a team that can truly challenge for domestic and European honours, respecting the traditions of our football club.
We, and all Spurs supporters, will now get behind Cristian Stellini, Ryan Mason and the coaching team, in pushing the team towards securing another top four finish.
26 March 2023