Antonio Conte: Tottenham appoint former Chelsea boss as new manager

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Previous to this, Conte was the leader of Chelsea to the Premier League title

Tottenham has appointed Antonio Conte, former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager, as their new manager through summer 2023.

After just 17 games, Nuno Espirito Santato was fired by the Premier League club. Spurs were eighth in the table.

Tottenham claims that Conte, 52 years old, has the option of extending his deal with them.

Conte stated, "I am very happy to return coaching at a Premier League club with the ambition of being a protagonist again."

After winning the Premier League (2016-17) at Chelsea and the FA Cup (2016-17), the Italian player returns to London. He was sacked in 2018.

After that, he led Inter Milan to their first Serie A championship in 11 years. He left the club in May.

Conte was in charge for two-years. Inter stated that it was mutually agreed to end Conte's contract with one year left.

In the summer, the former coach of Italy and Juventus was in talks with Tottenham about being Jose Mourinho’s successor.

However, negotiations were stopped before Spurs appointed Nuno, ex-Wolves boss at the end June. The Portuguese boss, who is 47, lasted just four months.

Conte stated, "I cannot wait to get started to transmit to the team, the fans, the passion, mentality, and determination that have always distinguished myself, as a player, and as a coach."

"Last season our union didn't happen because my relationship with Inter was still too recent. I was also emotionally involved with the season ending. So, it was not the right time for me to return to coaching.

"But, the infectious enthusiasm and determination of Daniel Levy [Tottenham chairman] in wanting me to take on this task had already been a success.

"Now that I have the chance, I have decided to accept it with great conviction."

Conte will play Vitesse Arnhem, a Dutch side in the Europa Conference League, on Thursday. On Sunday, Spurs will face Everton.

Fabio Paratici, Tottenham's managing director of football, stated that "His track record speaks louder than any other. He has a lot of experience and trophies from both England and Italy."

"I have worked with Antonio at Juventus and I know the qualities he brings to us. I look forward to watching his work with our talented players."

Antonio Conte coaching career Club Dates Games Win % Trophies Inter Milan May 19 - May 21 102 62.75 Serie A Chelsea Jul 16 - Jul 18 106 66.04 Premier League, FA Cup Italy Aug 14 - Jun 16 24 58.33 Juventus May 11 - Jul 14 129 67.44 Serie A (3), Coppa Italia (2) Siena May 10 - May 11 44 50 Atalanta Sep 09 - Jan 10 14 21.43 Bari Dec 07 - Jun 09 67 47.76 Serie B Arezzo Mar 07 - Jun 07 15 53.33 Arezzo Jul 06 - Oct 06 12 25


Simon Stone, BBC Sport football reporter

Antonio Conte will be one of the highest-paid Premier League managers. He joins a growing list of well-known coaches in the English top flight.

It will be interesting to see his duel with Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel and Pep Guardiola.

This deal was completed in record time, which demonstrates the dedication of Fabio Paratici, managing director of football, to the working out of the game. While Conte's 18 month contract could be extended, it does indicate a sense of planning for the future.

Tottenham can accept Conte's strict style, but Paratici feels that his fellow Italian is what the club needs in order to move forward.

After unsuccessful talks this summer, the pair had worked together at Juventus. Paratici is believed to have initiated the process to bring Conte from Tottenham.