Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte will be on the bench when Tottenham takes on Dutch side Vitesse in the UEFA Conference League.

There had been reports on Wednesday that the Italian might miss the game due to VISA issues but according to Gianluca di Marzio, the situation has been contained with the manager now free to lead his team from the bench.

The game will be Conte’s first as Spurs manager following his appointment on Tuesday but he is expected to have less say in the team having not had a full session with the team prior to the game.
Conte signed an 18-month deal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, replacing Nuno Espirito Santo who was sacked on Monday.

He joins Spurs after leaving Inter by mutual consent in May, just three weeks after leading the club to a first Serie A title in 11 years, adding to the three Italian league titles he claimed with Juventus between 2011 and 2014.

He had joined Inter after leaving Chelsea, where he became one of just four managers to win the Premier League in his first season in English football. Despite winning the FA Cup in his second season at Stamford Bridge, the former Italy boss was dismissed after a fifth-placed league finish.

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