Antonio Conte on Wednesday said overseeing Tottenham was an “honor” and pledged to “reimburse the trust” of administrator Daniel Levy by resuscitating the fortunes of the striving Premier League club.
The Italian was selected on Tuesday, a day after Spurs fired Nuno Espirito Santo following last end of the week’s limp 3-0 loss at home to Manchester United.
Conte, who directed Chelsea to the 2016/17 Premier League title, had said Levy’s “infectious energy and assurance” persuaded him to join.
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“It’s an extraordinary joy, a significant privilege to turn into the Tottenham director. This is an extraordinary chance to return to England in a club of top players,” he told Spurs TV.
“The club and Daniel Levy needed me emphatically and it has been an honor to acknowledge. Presently, without a doubt, I need to reimburse this trust.”
The 52-year-old drove Inter Milan to their first Serie A title beginning around 2010 last season to break Juventus’ nine-year extremely tight grip on the Italian association prior to leaving the Nerazzurri.
Conte started Juve’s time of predominance with three Serie A titles somewhere in the range of 2011 and 2014 and oversaw Italy from 2014 to 2016 preceding his two-year stretch at Chelsea.
His spell at Stamford Bridge saw the Blues gather 93 focuses and score 85 objectives on the way to the Premier League title before FA Cup accomplishment in 2018.
As an unmistakable difference to Conte’s variety of prizes, Spurs have not lifted any flatware since the 2008 League Cup.
Tottenham arrived at the 2019 Champions League last with current Paris Saint-Germain chief Mauricio Pochettino however deteriorated under Jose Mourinho, who was sacked in April.
After four back to back seasons in the Champions League under Pochettino somewhere in the range of 2016 and 2019, they have neglected to fit the bill for European club football’s chief rivalry for the beyond two years.
Duty has confronted analysis for not putting more in the playing crew during Pochettino’s rule, while the club finished a £1.2 billion best in class new arena.
Conte realizes he has a major job that needs to be done, with the north London club grieving in 10th spot following five losses in seven association games.
“I show up at a top club where the arena, the preparation ground are magnificent. I will attempt to welcome Tottenham on the pitch to a similar level of the foundation,” said Conte.
“This kind of circumstance pushes you and expands your craving to work and to accomplish something significant for the devotees of this club.”
Conte was one of Spurs’ top focuses in the late spring, yet he uncovered he didn’t feel prepared after a depleting spell at Inter.
“I had recently completed two extremely intense seasons and it wasn’t the perfect opportunity to begin one more involvement in Tottenham,” he added.
“Consequently, I tell them, ‘much appreciated, yet I like to stand by and appreciate time with my family. Inwardly, it was as yet under the last involvement in Inter.
“I should be persuaded 110% in light of the fact that when I start, I’m completely associated with the circumstance.”
Conte’s first game responsible for the Spurs will be their UEFA Conference League installation against Vitesse Arnhem on Thursday