Spurs appoint Antonio Conte as Head Coach, the Italian who has managed Chelsea, Juventus, Inter Milan previously and was successful in his time with all three clubs.
Spurs gave an official statement on Antonio Conte appointment as head coach on their website: We are delighted to announce the appointment of Antonio Conte as our Head Coach on a contract until the summer of 2023, with an option to extend.
ABOUT ANTONIO CONTE
Antonio has won Serie A titles, including a hat-trick of Scudettos with Juventus, as well as the Premier League and coached the Italian national team. leading the Azzurri to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals.
Antonio Conte, who was born in Lecce and played for his hometown team from 1985 to 1991, went on to become a legend at Juventus (1991-2004). He was a midfielder for La Vecchia Signora, winning five Scudettos, the UEFA Cup in 1993, and the Champions League in 1996. He has 20 caps for Italy and has been a member of squads that finished second in the 1994 World Cup and Euro 2000.
Antonio Conte started his coaching career as an assistant coach in Siena in 2005, then moved on to Arezzo, Bari (where he won Serie B) and Atalanta before returning to Juventus in 2011.
He won the title in his debut season, 2011/12, going undefeated and matching Fabio Capello’s club record of 28 games without defeat. In the 2012/13 and 2013/14 seasons, he led Juve to a Serie A record of 102 points, completing a hat-trick of titles.
Antonio Conte assumed command of the Italian national team in 2014, leading them to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals after topping their group and defeating Belgium and Spain.
After two years in command of the Azzurri, Antonio returned to club football in 2016 with Chelsea, where he won the Premier League in his debut season with a league record of 30 wins in 38 games, including a 13-game winning streak.
In 2018, Antonio added the FA Cup to his trophy cabinet before returning to Italy and Internazionale in May of 2019.
After finishing second in Serie A and reaching the Europa League final in 2019/20, he led Inter to their first title in 11 years in 2020/21, ending Juventus’ nine-year winning streak.
ANTONIO CONTE SPEAKS ON RETURNING TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE
Antonio Conte 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.
“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.”
Spurs Managing Director-Football Fabio Paratici has this to say on Antonio Conte joining the club:
“We are delighted to welcome Antonio Conte 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 Conte can bring to us, having worked with him at Juventus, and look forward to seeing his work with our talented group of players.”
NEXT UP FOR SPURS
Spurs are in action on Thursday 04 November 2021 against Vitesse at home in the Europa Conference League and then take a trip to Goodison Park for a premier league clash with Everton on Sunday 7th November 2021.