Tottenham have confirmed the appointment of Antonio Conte as new manager.
The Premier League club moved quickly to hire a successor to Nuno Espirito Santo, who was sacked on Monday after Spurs’ 3-0 loss to Manchester United – the Portuguese leaving after just four months in charge.
Tottenham had chased down former Chelsea, Inter Milan and Juventus manager Conte this summer.
The Italian was high on the long list of targets, but reportedly turned the club down, with the north London side ultimately hiring Nuno instead.
But now they have their man, with struggling Spurs, boosted by the appointment of one of the most successful managers currently coaching in the game.
The Italian has signed an 18-month contract, with an additional one-year option, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and will work immediately in training on Tuesday.
talkSPORT understands that Spurs players are delighted to be working with the Italian, who has won trophies at all the clubs he has coached.
After an ultra-successful playing career in Italy – winning five Serie A, Champions League and UEFA Cup titles with Juventus – Conte successfully moved on to the dugout and found more success at the helm of his former club .
The 52-year-old won three more league titles in three years as manager of Juve before heading to English football for the first time in his career with Chelsea, where he organized a Premier League title and an FA Cup victory in two seasons at Stamford Bridge.
His most recent job was at Inter Milan, where he took I Nerazzurri to their first Serie A title in more than a decade, but left a few weeks later after falling out with the board. of the club.
He was almost immediately linked with a return to the Premier League, with Manchester United also linked with strong interest with pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Now he has taken the job at Tottenham, where he has been tasked with transforming the club’s fortunes and stopping a fall three years since their appearance in the Champions League final in 2019.
There was some confusion over the announcement with a tweet appearing incorrectly on Twitter at 10:45 a.m. but at 12 p.m. it was finally confirmed
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