Antonio Conte returns to the Premier League and London as Spurs manager. He replaces sacked manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
Tottenham named Conte as manager just 24 hours after sacking Santo. Without a club, Conte was one of the best managers immediately available.
“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,” Conte said. “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.”
Conte linked to Spurs before
The Italian takes over at Spurs after leading Inter Milan to the Serie A title in the 2020-21 season. It was the first time in a decade that a team over than Juventus had won the Scudetto. However, despite the success, Conte and Inter parted company in May.
Conte was immediately linked to the London club, but in the end Spurs hired Wolves manager Santo. However, recently the results have not been coming and the final straw was this weekend’s 0-3 loss at home to Manchester United.
“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,” Conte said.
“But the contagious enthusiasm and determination of [Spurs chairman] 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 contract will run to the end of the 2023 season, with an option to extend.