OFFICIAL: Conte is Spurs' new manager

English Premier League

Following the sacking of Nuno Espirito Santo on Monday, Tottenham Hotspur have now confirmed that Antonio Conte is their new manager. 

A number of names were linked with the North London outfit in recent days, but the club has now announced the appointment of the former Inter Milan head coach, who was most recently linked with the managerial post at Manchester United, as their new boss.

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It is understood that the Italian tactician has signed an 18-month contract ending June 2023, with an option to extend by a further year, with the Lilywhites.

"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," a statement from the club's official website read.

"Antonio has won titles in Serie A, including a hat-trick of Scudettos with Juventus, the Premier League and also managed Italy, leading the Azzurri to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016."

Here is what Spurs' new boss had to say: "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."

In his previous spell in England's top flight, Conte won the Premier League and the FA Cup with Chelsea, and also got his hands on the Serie A title with the Nerazzuri last season. 

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