Tottenham Hotspur have informed their players to prepare for the arrival of Antonio Conte.
That’s according to The Telegraph journalist Matt Law, who revealed in a post on Twitter that Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici have told the playing staff to expect the former Juventus, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Italy manager to be leading training on Tuesday morning.
In his tweet, Law said: “Tottenham’s players have been told to prepare for the fact Conte could take training tomorrow.”
Considering just how impressive Conte’s CV in football management is, the news that the 52-year-old could be leading proceedings at the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club Training Ground as soon as tomorrow is sure to have left fans buzzing.
Indeed, being appointed at Juventus after mediocre seventh-placed Serie A finishes in both of the two seasons prior to his arrival, Conte not only led the team he captained as a player to the Scudetto during his first season in charge, he did so without seeing his side lose a single game.
The Italian then repeated his title-winning heroics in the following two campaigns, before leaving Turin for the previously underachieving Italian national side, who he led to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 – losing 7-6 to Germany on penalties.
After leaving the Azzurri in the summer of 2016, Conte went on to experience his first taste of English football the following season, rather remarkably guiding a Chelsea team who had finished the previous season in 10th place to the Premier League crown in his debut campaign – picking up 93 points along the way.
However, once again, Conte exceeded expectations in his first season in Milan, narrowly missing out on the Scudetto with a second-place finish, before securing the Nerazzurri’s first league title – and subsequently ending his beloved Juvetnus’ domestic dominance – in 10 years in the 2020/21 campaign.
As such, with Conte very much appearing to possess the ability to lift a team out of a decline and rather rapidly bringing them success – a trait that is much-needed in Tottenham’s next manager – the news that Conte looks close to becoming Nuno Espirito Santo’s successor would seem to bode very well for Spurs indeed.