Antonio Conte already went down to work at the Tottenham Hotspur Training Center after taking over the managerial reins from Nuno Espirito Santo.
Tottenham Hotspur sacked Nuno Espirito Santo on Monday on the back of a thumping 3-0 defeat to Manchester United over the weekend and wasted no time finding his successor.
After failing to find an agreement with Antonio Conte in the summer, Spurs have improved their bid this time around and managed to wrap up the Italian’s services.
Only a few hours following his appointment, the former Chelsea manager took charge of his first training session in north London in the build-up to Tottenham’s Europa Conference League fixture against Vitesse.
Taking it all in. 💙 pic.twitter.com/q6ykjDUoMx— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 2, 2021
Conte’s first task at Spurs will be to avenge a disappointing 1-0 loss against the Dutch outfit in the reverse fixture and get his new employers back to winning ways in Europe.
A more challenging task could be reigniting Tottenham’s top-four prospects in the Premier League.
Following a hat-trick of 1-0 victories to get things rolling in the new domestic campaign, the Londoners have suffered a noticeable dip in form in the past month.
An abysmal return of five losses from their last seven top-flight matches that culminated with the abovementioned fiasco against Man United has seen Tottenham fall to ninth in the standings.
However, they are still very much in contention for a top-four finish, as fourth-placed West Ham United currently harbor just a five-point lead over Spurs.
One of Conte’s top priorities will be to bring the team’s talisman Harry Kane back to life, as the England captain has had a thoroughly underwhelming start to the season by his standards.
One of the deadliest strikers in modern Premier League history has scored just once in England’s top-flight this term, as he often looked off the pace under Espirito Santo.