Antonio Conte, the manager of Tottenham, will miss Sunday’s Premier League match against West Ham and won’t start working again until he has “fully recovered” from gallbladder removal surgery.
The 53-year-old underwent the procedure two weeks ago in Italy.
However, Conte returned the next week prior to the 4-1 loss at Leicester and was in charge during Tuesday’s Champions League setback at AC Milan.
The Italian said in an Instagram post that he had “underestimated the treatment.”
Conte continued by saying that he had returned too soon because of his “great sense of responsibility toward the club, the players, the staff, and the fans.”
“Sadly, I underestimated the procedure, which wasn’t a routine operation, but a sudden and serious emergency,” the Italian added.
“My body has suffered my impatience, and now I am forced to stop until my entire recovery.”
“Who knows me, understands what a burden this is for me, but it is necessary.”
Spurs have not stated when they expect Conte to return to his duties, with fixtures against Chelsea on Sunday, 26 February (13:30 GMT) and a trip to Sheffield United in the fifth round of the FA Cup (1 March, 19:55 GMT) on the horizon, after their home meeting against West Ham United (16:30 GMT).
“Health is the most important consideration,” Tottenham said on Thursday.
“Following a routine post-operation check in Italy yesterday, Antonio Conte will remain at his family home to recover from his recent surgery,” Spurs added.
“Everyone at the club wishes him well. Cristian Stellini will assume first-team duties.”
On February 5, Stellini, 47, presided over Tottenham’s 1-0 victory against Manchester City.
Following Tottenham’s 1-0 Champions League first-leg loss at the San Siro on Tuesday, Conte stayed in Italy for his post-operation checkup.
“There are two games at this stage and I am sure that in second game at our stadium our fans will create an important atmosphere to push us and overcome Milan,” he stated after the match.
Tottenham Hotspur’s head coach is Italian professional football manager and former player Antonio Conte Cavaliere OMRI (born July 31, 1969).
Conte, a midfielder, began his playing career at the local team Lecce.
He eventually rose to prominence at Juventus, where he won five Serie A championships, one Coppa Italia, one UEFA Champions League, and one UEFA Cup. From 1996 to 2001, he served as the team’s captain.
He participated in the UEFA Euro 2000 and the FIFA World Cup 1994 as a member of the Italy national team, where Italy placed second in both competitions.
What Happened To Conte?
The head coach of Tottenham Hotspur, Antonio Conte, underwent surgery after experiencing abdominal pain.
Conte was diagnosed with cholecystitis after experiencing abdominal pain, necessitating the emergency removal of his gallbladder.
Following surgery, the former Inter Milan manager from Italy missed a number of games.
Nuno Espirito Santo departed his position as manager of Tottenham in November 2021, and Antonio Conte replaced him.
He advanced them by leading them into the Champions League in just his first season in charge.
Ivan Persisic, who rejoined the club in north London and made contact with his former manager from their time together at Inter Milan, was one of the seven new players that Conte acquired to his squad over the summer.