Senior players within the Tottenham Hotspur dressing room do not expect Antonio Conte to still be their head coach by the time they face Everton on April 3rd in the Premier League, according to the Evening Standard.

Conte’s short-term future in north London is under increasing doubt in the wake of his scathing post-match comments at Southampton which were aimed at his players.

Antonio Conte

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The vast majority of Tottenham’s first team squad are currently away on international duty with Clement Lenglet the only player who started the draw at St Mary’s to be present at today’s Hotspur Way training session.

Conte is currently in Italy, which is not uncommon for him to have an extended break in his homeland at the start of an international break as he looks to spend time with his family.

The 53-year-old is refusing to back down from his scathing words on his players and is departure is now considered to be inevitable at some point this week.

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Bringing in a replacement at this stage is likely to be difficult with Spurs albeit in fourth but face an uphill task of securing a return to the Champions League.

With the possibility of Carlo Ancelotti leaving Real Madrid this summer, it is hardly surprising that Thomas Tuchel and Mauricio Pochettino are likely to want to assess their options during the summer.