Why is Antonio Conte not on the touchline for Tottenham against Man City?
TOTTENHAM will be desperate to get revenge on Manchester City for the humiliation in January – but they’ll have to do it WITHOUT their boss Antonio Conte.
Spurs surrendered a two-goal lead to Pep’s side courtesy of Julian Alvarez and Erling Haaland.
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And things went from bad to worse for the North London outfit as Riyad Mahrez’s second-half masterclass helped City to secure all three points.
But Tottenham fans will be hoping their January additions can make a difference this time around.
However, Antonio Conte is unavailable in the dugout leaving Cristian Stellini in charge for the huge Premier League encounter.
Why is Antonio Conte not on the touchline?
Antonio Conte was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday to undergo surgery after suffering from severe abdominal pain.
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Tottenham confirmed that their manager has been diagnosed with cholecystitis which is inflammation of the gallbladder.
A Spurs statement read: “Antonio Conte recently became unwell with severe abdominal pain.
“Following a diagnosis of cholecystitis, he will be undergoing surgery to remove his gallbladder today and will return following a period of recuperation.
“Everyone at the Club wishes him well.”
Who will be replacing him?
Antonio Conte’s assistant Cristian Stellini is set to be on the touchline for Spurs’ match against Manchester City.
The pair have worked together for many of years including a stint in 2012 at Juventus.