Antonio Conte's Appointment as Tottenham Hotspurs Coach: Expecting the good, the bad and the ugly


Sundays 3-0 defeat to Manchester United was the last match of Nuno Espirito Santos, saw the appointment of Antonio Conte as the man in charge of Spurs. Antonio Conte had been successful in his spill at Chelsea, which led to the winning of the Premier league and the FA cup in two years and later left Chelsea for Juventus and later Inter Milan and also won the Seria A league.


What went wrong with Nuno Espirito Santos' Coaching Tactics
Nino's tactics and philosophy is playing from the flanks and defensive solidity. He actually uses different formation, but his ideas is always the same. His formation varies depending on which player is available in the squad. At Wolves, while on possession of the ball they usually used three defenders at the back, however, when they lost possession the back three swiftly becomes a back five. This kind of formation favored him against Manchester City when Tottenham Hotspurs won 1-0.Source Although this didn't last. What really went wrong was the inability of Harry Kane to convert chances. This has cost Nuno his job, hope it'll not cost Conte his.


Antonio Conte's appointment as the Tottenham Hotspurs new head coach came with some lucrative deal, an initial 18-months deal worth a cool €30 million.Source Tottenham Hotspurs are currently occupying the nineth position in the Premier league table. The question to ask is: will the appointment of Conte as Tottenham Hotspurs coach take them into the top four spot this season? Football is actually a game of chance and most especially the Premier league that anybody could be in form today and suddenly loss form the next match. Conte could lead Tottenham Hotspurs into the top four of the problem wasn't the players. The sacking of Nuno Espirito Santos who performed terrifically as the head coach of Wolves, but couldn't replicate the same form in Tottenham Hotspurs. If the problem is the players then Conte will put more effort until January when the transfer windows will be open to increase the depth of his squad. Although his experience at Chelsea, Juventus and Inter Milan will equally help him to succeed.

These were the words of Antonio Conte after signing a contract with Tottenham Hotspurs according to the Mirror Sports:

He also revealed why he turned down chairman Daniel Levy 's advancements over the summer, admitting it was too soon after departing Inter.
"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," Conte explained.
"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."
Managing Director Fabio Paratici, who worked with Conte at Juventus, added: "We are delighted to welcome Antonio to the Club.

I'll conclude by saying that the owners of Tottenham should give Antonio Conte a free hand in handling the club and also spend money in upcoming transfer window. We wish Antonio Conte well in his endeavors at Tottenham Hotspurs.