Tottenham have confirmed they have appointed Antonio Conte as their new head coach, replacing the recently sacked Nuno Espirito Santo.
Nuno got his marching orders on Monday after a bad form that culminated in a 3-0 loss to Manchester United on Saturday, a side that itself was seen as on the ropes after a 5-0 loss to Liverpool.
Buongiorno Antonio … pic.twitter.com/26wgcdcYED
– Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 2, 2021
The atmosphere during that match became toxic when the fans demanded that both Nuno and chairman Daniel Levy be removed, and the talk that sports director Fabio Paratici would move to the former Inter, Chelsea and Juventus coach Conte quickly took off.
The Italian was close to joining the North London side during their protracted leadership search during the summer, and later indicated that he was not convinced by their long-term project.
But an agreement has now been reached and Spurs have confirmed that Conte has joined.
Paratici and Conte worked closely together at Juventus. When asked about Conte’s potential departure from the Serie A giants, Paratici replied: “Leave us? I do not want to talk about this. I will never talk about this. He is the absolute best. I do not want to think at a Juventus without Antonio. “
While Nuno’s resignation is an indisputable mark on the sports director’s early record at Tottenham, the signing of Conte is a massive coup for Lilywhites.
The 52-year-old has turned his fortune around for every major club he has managed to make each of the Juve, Chelsea and Inter title winners, while enjoying a positive period as head of the Italian national team.
He will be tasked with reviving a Spurs team that is currently ninth in the Premier League, with matches against Vitesse and Everton in the Europa Conference League and England’s top class respectively this week.
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