Antonio Conte will be confirmed as Tottenham's new manager TODAY

REVEALED: Antonio Conte is expected to take training TODAY with Spurs set confirm his arrival on a £13m, 18-month deal with the option of another year

  • Tottenham are set to confirm Antonio Conte’s appointment as their new boss
  • Italian expected to take training on Tuesday as he replaces Nuno Espirito Santo
  • Nuno was fired on Monday with club moving quickly to bring in 52-year-old 
  • Conte had been linked with Man United job in recent weeks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under pressure 
  • But he has agreed an 18-month deal worth £13m a year with possibility of a further 12 month extension 

Antonio Conte will be confirmed as new Tottenham manager later today.

As MailOnline exclusively revealed yesterday morning, Nuno Esposito Santo was axed as Spurs head coach, the club confirming the Portuguese’s departure news just before 10am.

The club’s increasingly influential director of football Fabio Paratici has moved quickly to identify Nuno’s replacement with a deal in principle for former Chelsea boss Conte. 

Antonio Conte is set to be confirmed as Tottenham’s new manager on Tuesday and is expected to take a training session

The Italian will arrive at the club barely 24 hours after the sacking of Nuno Espirito Santo

It is understood Conte, who has a long-term relationship with Paratici, has agreed an 18 month contract with a pro-rata salary of around £13million. 

Sources claimed on Monday that Tottenham were exploring the possibility inserting a 12-month extension option into the deal.

There was growing optimism at Tottenham on Monday afternoon that Conte would be their next manager, with one well-placed insisting the deal was as good as done.

Indeed, players were told to expect the new manager to be in situ to take this morning’s training session at the club’s Enfield HQ.

And his arrival was rubber-stamped late on Monday night.

Conte won the Premier League title back in 2017 when he was manager of Chelsea 

In his last position, Conte delivered Serie A glory to Inter Milan for the first time since 2010

Conte came close to joining Spurs in the summer but eventually decided against taking the role amid concerns over the club’s ambition.

Conte’s appointment will be viewed as a major victory for the club given his standing as one of the planet’s leading coaches.

He has been heavily linked with replacing under-fire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United. 

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy (bottom right) was alarmed by the team’s Manchester United loss

Tottenham Director of Football Fabio Paratici (centre) moved rapidly to secure Antonio Conte

Tottenham fixtures 

Premier League unless stated

Thursday Vitesse (H)

Europa Conference League

Sunday Everton (A)

November 21 Leeds United (H)

November 25 Mura (A)

Europa Conference League

November 28 Burnley (A)

December 2 Brentford (H)

And the 52-year-old’s track record of proven success will come as a reason for huge optimism for supporters, who have grown fed-up at the direction the club are headed. 

We reported on Sunday how Nuno was on the brink of the sack following the disastrous defat and performance during the 3-0 loss to United on Saturday, the game that sealed his fate.

Sportsmail understands Santo arrived at the club’s Enfield training ground yesterday morning as normal only to be informed of the club’s decision to remove him.

Nuno is understood to have earned in the region of £3million a year at Spurs and is now due compensation but is expected to be placed on gardening leave until he finds a new job.

Paratici said: ‘I know how much Nuno and his coaching staff wanted to succeed and I regret that we have had to take this decision.

‘Nuno is a true gentleman and will always be welcome here. We would like to thank him and his coaching staff and wish them well for the future.’

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