Tottenham Hotspur have announced that they appointed Antonio Conte to succeed Nuno Espirito Santo as a head coach. The Italian expert signed a contract until June 2023 with the English club.
✍️ We are delighted to announce the appointment of Antonio Conte as our Head Coach on a contract until the summer of 2023, with an option to extend.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 2, 2021
Conte should earn 17 million euros a year under the contract, which would make him the second-highest-paid coach in the world, right from Pep Guardiola from Manchester City, who earns 25 million euros a year.
Nuno Espirito Santo was sacked by Tottenham yesterday and the first pick of the North London club was Italian manager Antonio Conte.
Antonio said for the official Spurs site: “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.”
Commenting on the appointment, Managing Director – Football, Fabio Paratici, said: “We are delighted to welcome Antonio to the Club. His track record speaks for itself, with vast experience and trophies in both Italy and England.
“I know first-hand the qualities Antonio can bring to us, having worked with him at Juventus, and look forward to seeing his work with our talented group of players.”
Conte is an expert who has won three titles in Italy with Juventus, one with Inter last season, but also in the Premier League with Chelsea 2016/17.
Sports journalist, content writer and passionate football lover.