Following the disappointing reign of Nuno Espirito Santo, it was quite a coup for Tottenham to appoint a manager with the pedigree of Antonio Conte, and the Italian achieved success straight away in the form of delivering a top-four finish.
Going forward and with the former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager in line to get his first full season with Spurs underway, it looks as though he is fully invested in the project going forward. There were rumours of Conte potentially leaving, but those have fizzled out with the 52-year-old committed to Tottenham.
It’ll be interesting to see what Conte can achieve next season, and he has shown in the past just what a great manager he is. Conte was the man that brought the Serie A title back to Juventus in 2012, their first since 2003, which set them on the dominating run of consecutive Scudetto wins.
Conte also guided Chelsea to their last Premier League title in 2017 – with the Blues failing to finish in the top two since then. The former Juve midfielder then guided Inter to the Scudetto in 2021 – their first since 2010. It shows Conte is no stranger to ending trophy droughts at big clubs and is certainly capable of guiding Tottenham to a trophy.
Challenging Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the league may be a bit of a stretch (although, with Conte you never know), but silverware in the form of the Carabao Cup or FA Cup glory may not be out of reach.
The effect that Conte has had on the club has already been felt in the seven months he’s been at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. Conte has implemented his trusted 3-4-3 formation to good use, providing a solid base in defence whilst unleashing the formidable front three of Heung Min-Son, Harry Kane, and Dejan Kulusevski up top.
The formation has brought the best out of Cristian Romero – who was comfortably playing as a three for Atalanta – as well as seeing Ben Davies thrive as a left-sided centre back in the backline. Eric Dier also has the protection on either side of him which has seen him put in some good performances.