The worst kept secret of the last 24 hours is finally out as Antonio Conte has been formally unveiled as the new coach of Tottenham Hotspur.
From the moment Nuno Espirito Santo was fired on Monday morning, the focus has been directly on Conte and the talks between the two went smoothly, which brought the former Inter boss to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on an 18-month contract.
It became clear that this deal took place late on Monday, and Spurs did their best to ruin the fun by accidentally leaking their confirmation tweet an hour ahead of schedule.
Tottenham manager tweeted Antonio Conte’s arrival in Spanish and deleted the tweet? pic.twitter.com/CO5iOs9Igz
– FutbolBible (@FutbolBible) November 2, 2021
Everything is open now. Conte is Tottenham’s new manager and his job now is to get Spurs back to the top four.
The deal is pretty big and Twitter went wild over it.
goes from Nuno to Conte. some upgrade it.
– David (@ DJbluebird1927) November 2, 2021
It’s official, Spurs are 2022 league champions …… sorry I mean Conte has written on pic.twitter.com/DoaUFNag77
– Scott Aaron (@ ScottAa73128131) November 2, 2021
Contes 3-5-2 with Kane and Son in front?
– Hudson (@ryanhudsonn) November 2, 2021
Just another bog standard 24 hours as a Spurs fan! ⚽ #Conte #COYS #TottenhamHotspur https://t.co/nDkWL3HDb5
– Rob Hosking (@ RobHosking1) November 2, 2021
Pochettino’s work on the Spurs has led them to attract executives like Conte. he rushed hard. https://t.co/r8mXwR2gfI
– mushrick (@oozyooh) November 2, 2021
– One of the top three coaches in the football world named – Approximately £ 220 million net spent on transfers since moving to new stadium, revenue increased at major events – Everton, Leeds, Burnley, Brentford, Norwich next 5 PL matches
Sigh. I’m positive about Tottenham again. pic.twitter.com/n52xjJ2e6m
– Sean Walsh (@SeanDZWalsh) November 2, 2021
A league winner, Conte joins after leading Inter to Serie A glory last season and comes with a CV that includes countless Italian titles with Juventus and even a Premier League trophy with London rival Chelsea.
He has often been criticized for his abrasive leadership style, but with Spurs falling down the league table in recent months, maybe that’s exactly what they need?
WE WILL WIN THE CONFERENCE LEAGUE
– Noz Ahmed (@NozAhmed) November 2, 2021
go and get the engraver @premierleague https://t.co/ayDjyPNtOa pic.twitter.com/fR1efEgCey
– Conor Mummery (@ConorMummery) November 2, 2021
The relationship between Daniel Levy and Conte should be interesting. Incredible appointment tho, the best in the business IMO, and if he can not get a tune from that team, then it’s something far wrong.
– ?? mysigt1872 ?? (@ cozy1872) November 2, 2021
– Laurentius ?? (@larsthfc) November 2, 2021
Spurs fans celebrated, but a loud voice was heard from Old Trafford, where a large number of Manchester United supporters were happy to admit their jealousy.
Conte had been tipped to join United and replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer instead, but the Norwegian was the brains for the 3-0 victory over Spurs which ultimately cost Nuno his job.
Sunshine hit Spurs so badly that the biggest threat to his job went and joined them instead? Smart.
I’m in tears. No way @ManUtd you let this happen https://t.co/u1HDLNxKkG
– cousin craig (@Brandon_Oaker) November 2, 2021
A Manu fan realizes that because Conte is gone and zidane wants to take the French national team job. Which means that ole has no serious threats to his job ?????? pic.twitter.com/OkfF51L4nm
– CharlesLuswata ????? (@ CharlesLuswata1) November 2, 2021
Big. Well played @ManUtd ??????? https://t.co/OTQr5L4zjS
– BIGwelshfish (@BIGwelshfish) November 2, 2021
The day united fell. Oh, good luck Conte, hope you educate us on OT https://t.co/wFbsiBLRml
– Joe (@ Dazrick18JOE) November 2, 2021
United’s loss is Spurs’ win.
Conte usually does not settle for anything less than perfection and silver from his clubs, and if he brings that mentality to Spurs, it could be a new threat to the Premier League title very soon.
I do not know how to feel about Conte to Spurs but I know that Spurs is getting much better
– RyDoug David DamnDaniel Roberts (@ryanrobatz) November 2, 2021
Antonio Conte is pure Box Office, without a doubt. Spurs will be a completely different animal in the coming weeks and months. I can not wait to see those wild celebrations of the border line again !?
– Sibongiseni Zondi (@Sibo_Zondi) November 2, 2021