Antonio Conte to replace Nuno Espirito Santo as Tottenham manager

Antonio Conte is set to become the new Tottenham manager after agreeing to take over from Nuno Espirito Santo.

The north London club parted ways with Santo after just 17 games in charge of the club on Monday morning, with the 3-0 defeat to Manchester United at the weekend the final straw for chairman Daniel Levy.

Santo was dismissed with the club in eighth place, having lost five of their last seven games in charge of the club in the Premier League.

Tottenham attempted to hire Antonio Conte in the summer after their dismissal of Jose Mourinho in April, only for the Italian coach to reject their offer citing concerns over the club’s project.

However after further talks over the last 24 hours with director of football Fabio Paratici, it’s believed that he is now very open to taking the job after receiving some assurances.

According to reports in Italy, Conte has demanded several signings be made during the January transfer window in order to improve the squad and also a contract until 2023.

It’s believed that the former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss will fly to London on Monday afternoon to complete the deal and then take training on Tuesday morning ahead of his first game in charge against Vitesse on Thursday in the Europa Conference League, before a trip to Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.

The news is a huge boost to Spurs fans who were vocal about their dislike towards Santo, who was appointed in the summer after a host of failed attempts to lure other managers to the club left him as the only viable option.

But with the board acting quickly to try and correct the bad decision made in the summer, Conte is a sure-fire way to boost the morale of fans and get the club buzzing again before it’s too late.

Conte has won the Premier League, FA Cup, four Serie A titles and two Italian Super Cups during his managerial career and will be trying to win Spurs their first trophy since 2008 when they won the League Cup under Juande Ramos.


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