Antonio Conte: Italian thanks Tottenham and fans for sharing 'passion' for football

Antonio Conte cheers to the crowd
Antonio Conte said it has been "unforgettable" hearing the Tottenham supporters sing his name during his time as manager
Antonio Conte has thanked Tottenham's fans for their "support and appreciation", while also saying he welcomed those at the club who shared his passion for football.

The Italian, 53, left by mutual consent on Sunday after 16 months in charge, his exit coming following a furious post-match interview on 19 March.

On Instagram, Conte said the fans had always given him vocal support.

He wrote: "Our journey together has ended, I wish you all the best."

Conte called the Spurs players "selfish" and was stinging in his criticism of the club's culture after his side squandered a two-goal lead as they drew 3-3 at Southampton before the international break.