Conte appointed Spurs boss – lured by Levy’s ‘contagious enthusiasm’

Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been appointed as Tottenham Hotspur’s new manager and he is “extremely happy” to return to management.

Spurs have confirmed via their website that Conte has become their new boss. He replaces Nuno Espirito Santo who left the club on Monday after 17 games in charge.

Conte previously won the Premier League and FA Cup with their London rivals Chelsea.

The Italian has signed a deal until the end of the 2022/23 season and his contract includes an option to extend further.

As reported by their official website, Conte said that Daniel Levy’s “contagious enthusiasm and determination” has “already hit the mark”:

“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.

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“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.”

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