The club announced the signing of the Italian coach with a video posted on the official channels. Conte signs a contract until June 2023. He inherits a ninth team in the Premier League, with 15 points after 10 days. The debut on the Spurs bench is scheduled for Thursday in the Conference League match against Vitesse
Now it’s official: Antonio Conte returns to the Premier League and does so as the new coach of the Tottenham. The announcement came at 1pm on Tuesday. Contract until June 2023 (to a total figure close to 20 million pounds) for the former Inter coach, who thus starts again from London, where he had already coached Chelsa. It inherits the bench of Nuno Espírito Santo, sacked after the 3-0 home defeat against Manchester United last Saturday, and a ninth team in the league with 15 points after 10 games. In England Conte will meet Fabio Paratici, with whom he worked at Juventus and who since last June has become general manager of the English club.
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Conte had also been in the sights of the Spurs in summer, but he had preferred to reject the technical-economic proposal of the north London team, also due to the probable departure of Kane (who later remained with the Spurs). “I am extremely happy to return to coaching, and to do so in a club that has the ambition to be protagonist again – are the first words of the coach after the signing – with 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 also told a background dating back to last summer: “Last summer we did not find an agreement with the club because the end of my relationship with Inter was still too recent and I was still too emotionally involved: I felt that it was not yet the right time to go back to coaching. But – he specifies – the contagious enthusiasm and determination of Daniel Levy in wanting to entrust me with this task had made a dent in me. Now that I have had an opportunity, I have chosen to take it with great conviction. “
Paratici: “Conte brings here experience and trophies”
Conte will make his debut as coach of the Tottenham Thursday evening at 9pm, when the Speed for the fourth day of the group stage of Conference League. In his career he has already won the Premier League: it happened with the Chelsea 2016/17, with a record of 30 wins in 38 games, including 13 consecutive. With the Blues the coach also won the Fa Cup before returning to Italy and winning the Scudetto with Inter 2020/21. “We are delighted to welcome Antonio to the club. His resume speaks for itself, with extensive experience and trophies in both Italy and England – Fabio Paratici welcomes him with these words – I know firsthand the qualities that Antonio can bring to us, having worked with him at Juventus, and I can’t wait to see his work with our talented group of players. “
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