Antonio Conte Returns to the Premier League as Tottenham Coach

Tottenham have officially appointed Antonio Conte. Things moved quickly between the Spurs and the Italian gaffer after the sacking of Nuno Espirito Santo on Monday morning. The parties agreed to a short-term contract until June 2023, with a one-year option.

Conte had rejected their courtship in the summer. He stated that the offer came too close to this departure from Inter to consider it in his opening remarks. Moreover, Tottenham were going through the Harry Kane transfer saga at the time. The manager was eager to return to the Premier League, Corriere della Sera reports. He had been linked to Manchester United too. However, Ola Gunnar Solskjaer will stick around a little longer.

According to the Italian newspaper, Conte will earn €17.6M per season. The sum will not allow Inter to save on his severance package. That would have been the case only had he joined another Italian team during the current season.

Tottenham likely promised him a significant reinforcement campaign in January. The early list of Serie A target comprises Franck Kessié, Dusan Vlahovic, Milan Skriniar, Stefan De Vrij and Manuel Lazzari, La Gazzetta dello Sport indicates.

Conte has been able to win the title in his past three clubs: Juventus, Chelsea, and Inter. He spent two seasons with the Blues, finishing 5th in the final one, leading to a messy divorce. His Premier League tally is 51 wins, 10 draws, and 15 losses in 76 matches. He guided Italy from 2014 to 2016, losing to Germany on penalties in the Euro quarter-finals as a clear underdog.