Antonio Conte was appointed as the manager of Tottenham Hotspur following the sacking of Nuno
Espirito Santo
on Monday morning. The club made the announcement on Tuesday. 

The 52-year-old
started his football career as a midfielder at local club Leece. During his
playing days he became one of the most decorated players in the history of
Italian giants Juventus. He wore the captain’s armband and won the UEFA
Champions League and five Serie A titles amongst other achievements.

For Juventus, he made
a total of 418 appearances and scored 43 goals in all competitions.

Conte represented the
Italian national football team in the 1994 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2000
but could not guide his side to victory as they finished as runners-up in both
tournaments. He wore the Italian jersey 20 times between 1994 and 2000, scoring

Antonio’s father, Cosimino
Conte was a football coach himself which had a huge impact on his son’s choice
of profession. The former’s coaching career began at ‘Bari’ in December 2007
and led the side out of the relegation zone. In the following season, Bari
finished on top of the Serie B table and were promoted to the Serie A for the
2009-10 season.

Atalanta became the coach’s
next destination but even though they had a good start, the club was struggling
by November and eventually Conte resigned following repeated confrontations
from the fans.

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The Italian found
himself back in Serie B, in charge of Siena and succeeded in securing a
promotion to the Serie A for the 2011-12 season.

After being repeatedly
linked to Juventus, he became the manager of the side for three seasons
(2012-2014). He enjoyed a successful stint with the Italian giants and won
several honours during his time in charge.

Next up he found
himself on the sideline for the Italy national team, Premier League giants
Chelsea and Inter Milan.

Will Conte’s stint at
Spurs be a successful one? Let us know in the comments.