Richarlison and Cristian Romero both reportedly threatened to leave Tottenham if Antonio Conte remained in charge.
Conte was dismissed by Spurs following a wild rant at owner Daniel Levy, the players and the club's trophy haul after the team blew a two-goal lead to draw 3-3 at Southampton on March 18. The Italian manager called the players "selfish" and said they didn't want to play "under pressure", with Spurs subsequently deciding to make a change in the dugout to try and salvage a top-four Premier League finish.
Argentine journalist Gaston Edul has now claimed on TyC Sports that Romero and Richarlison both gave Spurs officials an ultimatum before Conte's exit. The duo said they would consider leaving the club if Conte's services were retained, but the outlook has now changed with Cristian Stellini stepping into the dugout until the end of the season.