Tottenham have appointed Antonio Conte as their new head coach following the dismissal of Nuno Espirito Santo.
Following fruitful meetings with the club’s hierarchy in London on Monday, the 52-year-old Italian, who Spurs chairman Daniel Levy targeted before employing Nuno in the summer, has signed an 18-month contract with an option to extend with Tottenham.
The former Chelsea manager, who led the Blues to the Premier League title in 2016-17 and the FA Cup the following season, has taken up his first managerial position since leaving Inter Milan, where he won the Serie A title last season.
“I am extremely happy to return to coaching, and to do so at a Premier League club that has the aim to be a protagonist again,” Conte said on Tottenham’s website.
“I’m excited to get started on instilling in the club and the fans the passion, mentality, and determination that have always defined me as a player and a coach.”
“Our union did not materialise last summer because the end of my relationship with Inter was still too fresh in my mind, and I was emotionally too involved with the season’s finale, so I didn’t feel it was the proper moment to return to coaching.”