Conte confirmed as new Tottenham manager after Nuno Espírito Santo sacking

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Antonio Conte has been confirmed as the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur signing a deal until the summer of 2023, the club have announced.

The Italian had been approached by the club in the summer about taking over after leaving Inter Milan, but talks broke down.

He has now, though, been appointed as the club's new boss after Nuno Espirito Santo was sacked on Monday after just four months in charge of the club.

The former Wolves boss had won the Premier League manager of the month award for August as Spurs topped the table, but a run of poor recent results proved fatal for his tenure as boss.

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.

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“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.”

Conte has an impressive record as a manager, having previously managed in England with Chelsea as well as leading the Italian national team for two years.

He won the Premier League in his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge, as he reinvigorated a side that had finished in 10th place the previous season.

The Blues then went on to win the FA Cup in his second and final season in west London.

Prior to arriving in England, Conte won three consecutive Serie A titles with Juventus before taking Italy to the quarter finals of the Euros in 2016.

After leaving Chelsea, he managed Inter for two seasons and in 2020/21 guided the club to their first league title in 11 years to break Juve's run of nine straight titles.

He now takes over a Spurs side that sit in eighth place in the league after 10 matches and off the back of back-to-back league defeats.

His first match in charge will be Thursday night's Europa Conference League match at home to Vitesse Arnhem before Spurs travel to Goodison Park to face Everton on Sunday.

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Top of Conte's priorities will be toughening up a leaky defence and helping key man Harry Kane rediscover his goalscoring form.

Spurs have already conceded 16 goals in the league, having lost 3-0 on three separate occasions already.

Meanwhile, Kane has scored just once in the league this season, despite winning the Premier League golden boot with 23 goals last term.

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