Antonio Conte named new Tottenham Hotspur coach

Antonio Conte has been named Tottenham manager after being out of the game for almost a year.

(CNN)Antonio Conte has been named as Tottenham Hotspur's new coach on a contract until the summer of 2023 with the option to extend, the North London club announced in a statement on Tuesday.

The Italian's appointment comes just a day after Spurs dispensed with the services of Nuno Espírito Santo.
Conte is Tottenham's fourth permanent manager in the last three years following the dismissal of Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019.
    "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 in a club statement.
      "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."
        The 52-year-old returns to the English Premier League having spent two seasons in England with Tottenham's London rivals Chelsea.
          Conte led Chelsea to the Premier League title in 2017 and the FA Cup in 2018 before he was sacked in July 2018.