How Conte Can Take Tottenham To The Top
Welcome Offer banners Welcome Offer banners

How Conte Can Take Tottenham To The Top

Tottenham Hotspur have acted swiftly to replace outgoing boss Nuno Espirito Santo, with Antonio Conte the man chosen to lead the North Londoners into their next chapter. The 52-year-old brings with him a wealth of coaching experience and plenty of silverware – something Spurs have been desperately searching for since their last trophy in 2008. But can Italy's most recent scudetto-winning coach be the one to stop the rot and take Tottenham to glory?


Serial Winner

The past decade has seen Conte develop into one of the most decorated and revered managers in European football.

When he returned to Juventus in 2011, the club where he made his name as a combative midfielder in the 90s, the Bianconeri had been without a Serie A title for eight seasons.

But the Lecce-born boss guided the club through a remarkable unbeaten league campaign, returning Juve to the top in his first season and backing that up with another two consecutive titles.

After a spell with the Italian national team, he arrived in West London in 2016 and took Chelsea to the Premier League’s summit during his first year in English football – picking up an FA Cup in his second.

And most recently, Conte guided Inter Milan to the scudetto with four matches to spare, so it is clear to see why Tottenham supporters are eagerly anticipating his tenure.

Kane’s Saviour

Conte has a proven track record of getting the most out of his forwards.

During his spell at the San Siro, he helped turn Romelu Lukaku from a Manchester United misfit into a £97million must-buy for Chelsea.

The Belgian’s 47 goals and 13 assists in two Serie A seasons saw him become one of the most feared frontmen on the continent.

Turn the clock back to the ex-Italy international’s tenure at Stamford Bridge and you will recall Diego Costa scoring for fun as the Blues romped to the title.

Former Southampton star Graziano Pelle also enjoyed his best spell for the Azzurri under Conte’s stewardship, scoring seven of his nine international goals in that period.

With Harry Kane struggling to find his feet this campaign after trying to force a move away in the summer, the England captain should return to his best under a proven winner like Conte.

Suited For Spurs

Conte’s preferred style of play is based around a 3-5-2 formation – that brought him major success during his first season in England, when Chelsea won the 2016-17 title with 93 points and 85 goals.

Kane, alongside strike partner Son Heung-min, look set to flourish in a system designed to relentlessly attack the opposition.

The pair are yet to reach the heights we saw from them last term, but when they are at their peak, there are few better duos in the top flight.

It remains to be seen whether Conte can succeed where Mauricio Pochettino, Jose Mourinho and Espirito Santo failed, by winning a trophy – but you suspect that under Tottenham’s new boss, they stand as good a chance as ever.




V: 1.26.2 All rights reserved. August 2021