Following the loss to Manchester United over the weekend, it felt like only a matter of time before Nuno Espirito Santo would be sacked by Tottenham Hotspur. On Monday, that announcement came.
In outstanding fashion, Spurs wasted zero time in lining up Santo's replacement, as they went out and landed respected coach Antonio Conte. Conte flew in to north London for negotiations and things were finalized shortly after on Tuesday.
✍️ We are delighted to announce the appointment of Antonio Conte as our Head Coach on a contract until the summer of 2023, with an option to extend.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 2, 2021
As you might be able to guess, Tottenham fans are elated right now. Countless folks were disappointed when Nuno was hired, as he really didn't seem like a good fit for the club.
After that Saturday loss to United, Spurs now sits in ninth place of the English Premier League table with 15 points. The club looked terrible vs. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford all scoring goals.
Conte will bring in a completely different style of play for Spurs. It should open things up for Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son and the other playmakers on the team. This is what folks have been waiting for.
"I am extremely happy to return to coaching, and to do so at a Premier League club that has the ambition to be a protagonist again," Conte said via the club announcement. "Tottenham Hotspur has state-of-the-art facilities and one of the best stadiums in the world.
"I can't wait to start working to convey to the team and the fans the passion, mentality and determination that have always distinguished me, as a player and as a coach."
Interestingly enough, Conte was also linked to the Man U job, but Solskjaer remains in charge for the Old Trafford club and now Conte is headed to London. This could prove to bite United in the long run. That's not Tottenham's problem, as the team is ready for Conte to get them back in a competitive spot.