When Tottenham Hotspur decided to pull the plug on Nuno Espírito Santo as their manager, the north London brought in a proven winner in Antonio Conte in hopes he could salvage their season.
Despite only having the January transfer window improve, the Italian tactician turned the ship around. Conte had some peaks and valleys but finished strong with wins over Arsenal, Burnley, and Norwich City, leading to a top-four finish.
As UEFA Champions League football comes to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Conte has a whole summer to prepare and mold the squad into his vision for next season as he eyes challenging for trophies.
During a segment on talkSPORT, Scott Minto spoke about the optimism he has for Conte, who will now look to build a squad that will challenge for silverware next season.
“There’s no doubt about it, what Antonio Conte has done. You know, he’s one of those managers that is right up there. I mean, I think you’re given the right type of players and it may not be as pretty as a Liverpool or a Manchester City, but he knows how to win titles, doesn’t he? Did it with Chelsea,” Minto said.
“Absolutely superb. And as I say, it wasn’t pretty. I heard the training was so monotonous, but everybody knew what they needed to do. And you can’t say Spurs are Spursy anymore, anymore under Antonio, because they have a bit of a backbone.”
It will be interesting to see if Conte can take the squad to new heights next season after this rollercoaster finish.
Forza,below,is right,if you believe the rumours.
And jude Bellingham has been linked with liverpool and United for a long time
You are missing something ,the style of play at Dortmund is set up to make certain players look better than they really are. This is what Dortmund is known for. They are a selling club who are in the business of selling players.Sancho is 1 of them,kagawa,mthikarian,Nuri Shahin etc the list is endless ,all world beaters and world class at dortmund but rubbis later on. Lewandowski took time at Dortmund to develop and was on fringes playing rubbish,he only got his chance once their striker was sold for big money to italy (he flopped there aswell ). Its a big risk buying players from Dortmund ,similar to what Porto and Benifica do.
Interesting to see the ones incoming. That will be labeled Conte wanted him and That is all Dan Levy. Sure the 2 “Rejects” from Juve are all Conte’s.
I want to win the bloody thing next season.
My aim is to see THFC win the PL but if not then this will come a close second.
The countdown to Madrid was magical.
I listen to all the rumours of player “targets” etc , but instead of waiting for players to declare they want to leave , are we not allowed to just make random ‘offers’ for players ?
I do not understand a position where the future of England – Jude Bellingham – is left at Borussia Dortmund , a club that is similar to Spurs but nowhere close in terms of potential .
This IS THE REAL DEAL and unbelievably he is never mentioned by any of the TOP clubs , a wonderful player and a great temperament , what’s not to like ? Or am I missing something ??????? C O Y S !!!
Let’s get this right , leadership , imagination , ruthlessness , compassion and many other descriptive words must be associated with Mr Conte .
He is set to , anger , frustrate , forgive AND forget players who have served him . He’ll embrace and cajole and trick those same men and occasionally he will pull wool over our eyes – but undeniably you feel that your team and our club are in the safest of hands right now . The essence of this man is pure Spurs , his style , his almost unpredictable changes of mood and direction make for , scary at times , but will always be the most exciting of days .
Every Tottenham supporter has in some way changed their perception of him , 99% would say they have embraced his philosophies and I believe him to be a man of integrity in a world that has lost that sense of honour.
Thanks for coming Antonio , please stay and restore those Glory , Glory nights of old…………… C O Y S !!!!!