Man Utd icon Gary Neville urges Spurs chiefs NOT to fire Antonio Conte sparking blazing row with Jamie Carragher | The Sun
GARY NEVILLE completely disagrees with Jamie Carragher and says Tottenham should keep Antonio Conte so he can help deliver a top four finish.
And that led to a blazing Twitter row between the much-loved Sky Sports pundits.
The Italian delivered a damning ten-minute rant after his team drew 3-3 at relegation threatened Southampton on Saturday.
Spurs were leading 3-1 before they were pegged back late on to suffer a huge blow in their quest for a top four finish as James Ward-Prowse equalised with a penalty in stoppage time.
Conte, who is out of contract at the end of the campaign with talks over an extension almost non-existent, has so far failed in his quest to end the club’s 15-year trophy drought.
And after his angry tirade against both his players, the owner and chairman, it seems highly-unlikely that he will be given another opportunity next season with Carragher urging the club to sack him now.
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Manchester United legend Neville then took to Twitter this morning to say: “Many saying Conte should go this morning. I’d keep him right where he is and make him do his job.”
However, that led to a long back-and-forth on social media between him and Carragher which ended up with Neville having to defend his record as part-owner of Salford City.
Liverpool icon Carragher accused Neville of double-standards after Richie Wellens was sacked at Salford after publicly blasting his players.
But when he asked why the same should not apply at Tottenham, Neville hit back with: “Errrr Conte and Spurs can finish top 4 . We couldn’t!”
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Tottenham are currently fourth in the Premier League, a point behind United, and know their only route back into the Champions League is with a top four finish.
Carragher then posted a shot of the League Two table at the time Wellens was sacked which showed them just outside of the play-offs as he disputed the claim that they could not be promoted at that time.
That led to Neville replying: “Conte is in 4th place we were in free fall 6 points off play offs in 9th with largest budget in league! I do know I was watching.”
Neville then continued to defend his Salford record, which included four promotions and winning the EFL Trophy, before taking a backseat.
He also highlighted United’s lack of silverware during that time period too, only for Carragher to say: “Battering Man Utd to win an argument with me about Salford & Ed Woodward.”
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