Conte named as new Spurs boss

As expected, Tottenham Hotspur has confirmed the appointment of Antonio Conte as their new Head Coach.

The former Chelsea and Juventus chief has penned an eighteen-month deal with the North Londoners and will take charge of the Lilywhites for the first time when they take on Vitesse in a UEFA Europa Conference tie at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday evening.

The 52-year-old replaces Nuno Espirito Santo following the Portuguese sacking on Monday after just seventeen games at the helm.

Speaking to www.tottenhamhotspur.com, the Italian said: “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.

“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.”

Antonio, who won the Premier League during his time at Stamford Bridge, added: “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.”

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Brian Jeeves

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