Official: Antonio Conte appointed Tottenham Hotspur coach
The English club Tottenham announced today the appointment of the Italian Antonio Conte as its coach, to replace the Portuguese Nuno Espirito Santo, who was sacked yesterday due to poor results in the Premier League.
"We are pleased to announce the appointment of Antonio Conte as our coach on a contract until the summer of 2023 with an option to extend," Tottenham said in a statement.
On Monday, Tottenham sacked coach Santo due to the decline in the results of the team under his supervision since the beginning of the current season.
Santo, 47, took over this season and started well by winning his first three matches in the local league, including the opening match against defending champion Manchester City last season, but then suffered five defeats in the last seven games, the last of which was against Manchester United at home zero - 3 Saturday.
The team, under his supervision, also lost 7 out of 17 matches in various competitions.
Tottenham presented a very bad performance against the "Red Devils" team, and their players did not take a shot between the three stages throughout the ninety minutes, while their top scorer Harry Kane, who was denied his club from moving to Manchester City during the summer, appeared at a disappointing level and scored only one goal. In the league this season, knowing that he was crowned the top scorer three times.
"Antonio won several titles in the Italian league, including the Scudetto hat-trick with Juventus, and in the Premier League (with Chelsea), and led the Italian national team to the quarter-finals of the 2016 European Cup."
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