Antonio Conte named Tottenham head coach

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Antonio Conte has become the new coach of Tottenham footballers, according to Sky Sports.

The 52-year-old Italian replaced Portuguese coach Nuno Espirito Santo, who was fired on Monday after four months in office.

In the 2016/17 season, Conte led another London team, Chelsea, to the English Premier League title.

He signed a contract with Tottenham until the summer of 2023 with an option to extend.

“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,” said Antonio Conte

He added:” 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.”

After ten rounds of the English league, the Spurs slip to ninth in the Premier League table with a ten-point loss to Chelsea leader.

They lost five of their last seven league matches, with Nuno Espirito Santo being sacked two days after a 0-3 home defeat to Manchester United.

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