John Terry begrudgingly praises Spurs' appointment of Antonio Conte

‘The players will LOVE him’: John Terry begrudgingly praises Tottenham’s appointment of his old boss Antonio Conte… but the Chelsea legend warns Harry Kane to ‘be ready to go to work’

  • Antonio Conte was appointed Tottenham’s new manager on Tuesday afternoon
  • Conte has signed a deal until the end of 2022-23, with the option of an extra year
  • John Terry won the 2016-17 Premier League title under Conte when at Chelsea
  • REVEALED: Spurs star Harry Kane is encouraged by the appointment of Conte

Chelsea legend John Terry has hailed Tottenham’s managerial appointment of Antonio Conte, describing their bitter rivals’ move as a ‘what a signing’ – one that everyone at the club will ‘love’.

On Tuesday, Tottenham announced that Conte was their new boss – penning a deal until the end of next season, with the option of an extra year, following Monday’s dismissal of predecessor Nuno Espirto Santo.

Conte has a world-class pedigree winning six major honours as a manager to date – including five league titles across spells Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan.

Antonio Conte’s appointment at Tottenham has been hailed by Chelsea legend John Terry

Conte (left) and Terry won the Premier League together at Chelsea during the 2016-17 season

Terry’s final season at Chelsea coincided with the Italian’s first at the club with the pair winning the 2016-17 Premier League title together.

And having seen Conte work at close quarters, the former Blues captain was effusive in his praise of his methods.

Commenting on an Instagram post of the page 433, Terry wrote: ‘I hate to say it but what a signing this is.’

Aside from that positive message, Terry also had some words of advice for Tottenham’s misfiring talisman Harry Kane about the demanding 52-year-old.

‘The players will love Antonio and his staff. Be ready to go to work @harrykane,’ he added, accompanied with a running emoji.

Terry also told Tottenham’s misfiring talisman Harry Kane to ‘be ready to go to work’

As revealed by Sportsmail, it is understood Kane is enthused by Conte’s arrival given his proven track record of success.

The striker has been frustrated by the club’s lack of ambition and tried to leave the club in the summer as a result.

But Conte’s arrival is certainly viewed as a positive by the Tottenham striker.

Conte will spend the next two months assessing his squad before deciding who he would consider letting leave to raise money to reinvest into the transfer market.

‘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,’ said Conte.

Conte was confirmed as Tottenham’s new manager on a deal until 2023 on Tuesday afternoon

The Italian watched his new players train for the first time at Spurs’ Enfield HQ on Tuesday

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