Conte will meet Tottenham players today as he replaces Nuno
Antonio Conte is due to meet with Tottenham players today after finalizing a deal to become the club’s new manager.
It is understood that the Italian has reached a deal to handle Spurs on an 18-month contract with an option to extend. He is expected to sign the contract around lunchtime today and lead practice this afternoon.
On Monday morning, Tottenham sacked Nuno after just four months in office.
Discussions have taken place between President Daniel Levy and Football Director General Fabio Paratici over Nuno’s sacking on Sunday.
The decision was then communicated to Nuno at the Tottenham training ground the next morning.
Athleticism revealed shortly after that Conte was the main candidate to succeed him.
Conte, who previously won the Premier League title with Chelsea, was also a candidate to replace Jose Mourinho in north London earlier this year.
Conte, 52, spoke in detail about his ambitions and plans, as well as how he would improve the players’ form, impressing Daniel Levy, Fabio Paratici and the rest of the Premier League club’s hierarchy.
But Conte had doubts about Mourinho’s succession and in early June the talks collapsed. Why exactly he withdrew remains unclear.
The two sides, however, resumed talks after Nuno’s sacking, with Conte now set to make a return to English football.
Conte’s two years at the helm of Chelsea saw them win the Premier League title in 2016-17 and the FA Cup the following season.
He left Inter Milan over the summer after guiding them to the 2020-21 Serie A title.