Antonio Conte confirmed as Tottenham manager

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Antonio Conte has joined Tottenham as manager just a day after Nuno Espirito Santo was sacked by the club.

The former Chelsea boss has signed a deal until the summer of 2023 with Tottenham having an “option to extend” the deal.

It is believed that Conte will earn around £15m-per-year.

“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.”

The Italian also revealed that he was in talks with Tottenham last summer but decided against taking the job.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

Managing director Fabio Paratici said: “We are delighted to welcome Antonio to the Club. His track record speaks for itself, with vast experience and trophies in both Italy and England.

“I know first-hand the qualities Antonio can bring to us, having worked with him at Juventus, and look forward to seeing his work with our talented group of players.”

Conte’s first game in charge will come as Tottenham host Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem in the Europa Conference League on Thursday, before they travel to Everton on Sunday.

Cover Photo: “Conte nuovo “allenatore” della Nazionale. È tutto oro quello che luccica?” by Nazionale Calcio used under license by CC BY 2.0.

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