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16th Aug 2022

Antonio Conte reportedly told Thomas Tuchel to ‘f**k off’ multiple times before bust-up

Callum Boyle

No wonder Tuchel was angry

Antonio Conte was reportedly the reason behind the bust-up between himself and Thomas Tuchel after Tottenham’s draw against Chelsea on Sunday.

Both managers clashed twice on the touchline – once after Spurs made it 1-1 and the other at the full time whistle – after Conte’s side secured a last-minute point courtesy of Harry Kane’s header.

According to Bildthe bust-up was caused by Conte repeatedly shouting ‘f**k off’ towards the Chelsea dugout throughout the game.

The first altercation occurred after Tottenham equalised for the first time, causing the former Chelsea boss to celebrate wildly and in the face of Tuchel, which angered the German.

Antonio Conte Thomas Tuchel

Both bosses then clashed again seconds after Kane rescued a point for the north London side during their post-match handshake as Tuchel held on to Conte’s arm, sparking a furious reaction as players and staff waded in to separate the pair.

Conte and Tuchel were both sent off for the incidents, with both having different views on the bust-ups in the aftermath.

Antonio Conte Thomas Tuchel

Tuchel under investigation for Anthony Taylor comments

Tuchel revealed he was annoyed that Conte refused to look him in the eye. The Spurs boss said he didn’t want to speak about it but left a message on social media claiming that he would have tripped up Tuchel if he saw him running down the line moments after Reece James had restored Chelsea’s lead.

Tottenham’s manager was also allegedly involved in an argument with Mateo Kovačić in the tunnel of Stamford Bridge. Both Conte and Tuchel have been charged since while Tuchel remains under investigation for his comments made about Anthony Taylor.

When asked if Taylor shouldn’t officiate another Chelsea game, Tuchel said: “Maybe that would be better.” It has since been confirmed that the referee will continue to officiate Chelsea games in the future.

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