Tottenham Hotspur have appointed Antonio Conte as manager following the sacking of Nuno Espirito Santo.
Antonio Conte Appointed New Tottenham Hotspur Boss
They Should Have Appointed Him in the First Place
Tottenham Hotspur’s dismissal of Nuno Espirito Santo that was followed by a successful pursuit of Antonio Conte is as close to an admission of error in football as you’ll see.
Conte was clearly the best candidate available in the summer and should have been appointed then but Spurs made a mess of the situation, refusing to give in to his demands.
His demands would surely have resulted in a shorter pathway to the heights they want to – and need to – reach.
Instead, they appointed Nuno Espirito Santo, sacked him, then presumably opted to give into Antonio Conte’s demands – a much more costly exercise.
If Antonio Conte Can’t Then Who Can
Antonio Conte is a serial winner, he has proven this with Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan in his most recent years as a coach.
The Premier League title win in his first season with Chelsea remains as impressive as ever to fans in English football.
It was a truly remarkable achievement to come in, and put such an emphasis on implementing your own style so early, and succeed with it. Even Pep Guardiola struggled to get Manchester City firing on all cylinders in the early days.
Spurs will hope for a similar impact. Whether they get it or not, with a debatably poorer squad, time will tell, but in appointing Conte, they are moving in the right direction.
He’s never been a manager to stand for too much messing around from the people above him, which will certainly be music to Tottenham fans’ ears.
Antonio Conte’s Task With Tottenham Still in It to Win It
Tottenham Hotspur sit eighth in the Premier League having won five and lost five in their ten games so far. They have fallen ten points behind top spot, which with the quality at the top, does seem like a lot. However, they remain in the Carabao Cup – drawn to face David Moyes’ West Ham United in the quarter-finals – still in the Europa Conference League and of course, await the start of the FA Cup third round.
All of these are potential windows for Conte to come in and bring success to a club that has not won a trophy since 2008.
The same was said when Jose Mourinho became manager but you get the feeling Antonio Conte is a lot more adapted to modern-day football and seems to grow a greater attachment to his players. Either way, comparisons between the two are very much unwarranted at the moment.
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