Tottenham Hotspur have announced the appointment of Antonio Conte as ‘Head Coach‘ until the summer of 2023, with an option to extend.
The fiery former midfielder turned manager supreme has won Serie A, including a hat-trick of Scudettos with Juventus, the Premier League with Chelsea and also managed Italy to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016.
Conte returned to club football at Chelsea in 2016 and secured the Premier League crown in his first season, 2016/17, with a then league record of 30 wins in 38 matches, including a run of 13 straight victories.
The Italian added the FA Cup to his list of honours in 2018 before moving back to Italy and Internazionale in May, 2019.
Having finished second in Serie A in 2019/20, and reached the final of the Europa League, he guided Inter to their first title in 11 years in 2020/21, ending Juventus’ run of nine successive Scudettos. He succeeds the ousted Portugese manager Nuno Espirito Santo who was fired after just four months in charge in North London having lost five of their last seven games as they lie in 8th, well off the pace set at the top by the current leaders and Conte’s former side across London in Chelsea.
Antonio Conte told tottenhamhotspur: “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.”