Conte takes over at Spurs

Conte takes over at Spurs

Tottenham Hotspurs have hired former Chelsea coach Antonio Conte (pictured) as their new manager to replace Nuno Espirito Santo who was sacked yesterday.

The English Premier League side announced the acquisition of ConteTuesday, expressing a lot of confidence in the Italian’s record.

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Antonio Conte as our Head Coach on a contract until the summer of 2023, with an option to extend,’’ the club stated.

“Antonio has won titles in Serie A, including a hat-trick of Scudettos with Juventus, the Premier League and also managed Italy, leading the Azzurri to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016’’.

Conte lauded his move back to the premier league saying it was a great honour to join a club with ambition such as Tottenham Hotspurs.

Antonio said: “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’’.

He added, “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’’.

The former Juventus coach also revealed that Spurs reached out to him last summer but he was still attached to Inter Milan.

“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,’’ he revealed.

“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.”

The London-based club sacked Nuno yesterday after just managing 10 games in the English Premier League. The team sits at position eight on the table.