By Alan Hutton

20th Apr, 2023 | 11:08am

Expert worried for Tottenham after what he's just seen from Cristian Stellini

Alan Hutton is worried Tottenham are going to miss out on top four.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs right-back is still confused by the appointment of Cristian Stellini as interim manager.

Last month (26 March), Tottenham boss Antonio Conte was relieved of his duties after a poor run of form culminated in an explosive press conference where the Italian criticised the club and players.

After parting ways with the 53-year-old, the Lilywhites appointed his assistant Cristian Stellini as caretaker boss until the end of the season.

Since Conte’s former number two took over at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, the side have won one out of their three Premier League games and are three points behind Newcastle United in fourth, who have a game in hand.

Hutton insisted Stellini was the wrong appointment to make.

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I do not really get it and every week that goes by it still does not make any sense,” he told Football Insider.

You get rid of Conte, he is playing a particular style, his number two that he has worked with for years comes in and is playing the exact same way.

He is taking the training, setting up the formations, picking the team and nothing has changed. We are seeing the exact same thing.

If you look at your games coming up, they could drop right out of the top four places. Everything is still the exact same so I really do not understand the appointment.

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