Antonio Conte is the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur, the club have announced.

The Italian takes the reins from Nuno Espirito Santo, who was sacked on Monday after just four months at the helm.

Conte boasts an extremely impressive CV. He's won Serie A titles with Juventus and Inter Milan and steered Chelsea to the Premier League crown in 2017.

In a statement, the Italian said he was "extremely happy" with the appointment and commended chairman Daniel Levy for his "contagious enthusiasm and determination".

"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.

"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.

"Last summer our union did not happen because the end of my relationship with Inter was still too recent and emotionally too involved with the end of the season, so I felt that it wasn't yet the right time to return to coaching.

"But the contagious enthusiasm and determination of Daniel Levy in wanting to entrust me with this task had already hit the mark. Now that the opportunity has returned, I have chosen to take it with great conviction."

Conte is already a Premier League winning manager - having guided Chelsea to the title in 2016-17

Commenting on the appointment, Managing Director - Football, Fabio Paratici, said: "We are delighted to welcome Antonio to the Club. His track record speaks for itself, with vast experience and trophies in both Italy and England.

"I know first-hand the qualities Antonio can bring to us, having worked with him at Juventus, and look forward to seeing his work with our talented group of players."

He had been linked with the Manchester United job in the wake of their 5-0 thumping by Liverpool but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer survived the heat that came his way in the wake of that loss and then notched a 3-0 victory at Spurs to hold on.

That result gave the Norwegian some badly needed respite but it was the final straw for Nuno.

The former Wolves manager won five of his ten games in charge, though it's the style of football that's frustrated many Spurs fans who will hope Conte can quickly work his magic with a side that has looked stale, predictable and out of sorts this season.

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