Antonio Conte has been announced as the newly appointed Tottenham head coach just a few hours ago. The Italian manager has signed a deal with the London side till the summer of 2023, with an option for an extension.
Conte will replace Nuno Espirito Santo, who was sacked after an emergency meeting was held between the club’s chairman Daniel Levy and the club’s director of football Fabio Paratici. Clearly, they had had enough of mediocre performances after the 3-0 loss to United at home on Saturday.
Antonio is a man whose reputation precedes him and hopefully he can get those results for Daniel Levy and the Tottenham fans.
Conte led the Azzurri to the quarter finals of the 2016 Euros, won the Premier League with Chelsea in the 2016-17 season and won three Scudettos with Juventus, just to mention a few of his honours.
Speaking after his appointment, Conte had this to say:
“I am extremely happy to return to coaching, and to do so at a Premier League club that has the ambition to be a protagonist again.
Tottenham Hotspur has state-of-the-art facilities and one of the best stadiums in the world.
I can’t wait to start working to convey to the team and the fans the passion, mentality and determination that have always distinguished me, as a player and as a coach.
Last summer our union did not happen because the end of my relationship with Inter was still too recent and emotionally too involved with the end of the season, so I felt that it wasn’t yet the right time to return to coaching.
But the contagious enthusiasm and determination of Daniel Levy in wanting to entrust me with this task had already hit the mark. Now that the opportunity has returned, I have chosen to take it with great conviction.”
Conte’s first test will come on Thursday night when Spurs face Vitesse Arnhem in The Europa Conference League. The Dutch side beat them 2 weeks ago and will be looking to put up a contest just like last time.
Spurs will then travel to Merseyside to face Everton before the International break.
Hopefully Conte will bring the club back to form as the last couple of matches have been difficult for them and they are desperate for results.
Tottenham currently sit 9th in the Premier League table, with only 15 points amassed from the 10 matches they have played.