Antonio Conte named as Tottenham Hotspur coach

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Tottenham Hotspur has appointed Antonio Conte as their new head coach, announced the English Premier League side on Tuesday.

The Spurs has signed a contract with the 52-year-old Italian to the summer of 2023, with an option to extend.

"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," said Conte who left Inter Milan this May after leading the club to clinch the Serie A title last season.

"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," added Conte who guided Chelsea to win the Premier League title in 2017.

Tottenham sacked manager Nuno Espirito Santo on Monday after the London side suffered a 3-0 home defeat to Manchester United last Saturday.

Santo, 47, was appointed as Spurs head coach in June with a two-year contract. He led the team starting this season well with three consecutive wins in the Premier League, but have lost five of their past seven matches in the English football top flight.

Spurs is eighth in the table and five points behind fourth-placed West Ham United.

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