Antonio Conte has been confirmed as the latest Tottenham Hotspur head coach, and the Italian says he is extremely happy to return to coaching in the Premier League.
The ex-Chelsea, Juventus, and Inter Milan coach won't be taking today's training session but he is eager to start working with the 'state-of-the-art facilities at the north London club.
The 52-year-old Italian signed an 18-month contract at Tottenham following successful talks with the club's hierarchy in London on Monday.
“I am extremely happy to return to coaching and to do so at a Premier League club that has the ambition to be a protagonist again.
“Tottenham Hotspur has state-of-the-art facilities and one of the best stadiums in the world. I can't wait to start working to convey to the team and the fans the passion, mentality, and determination that have always distinguished me, as a player and as a coach.
“Last summer our union did not happen because the end of my relationship with Inter was still too recent and emotionally too involved with the end of the season, so I felt that it wasn’t yet the right time to return to coaching.
“But the contagious enthusiasm and determination of Daniel Levy in wanting to entrust me with this task had already hit the mark. Now that the opportunity has returned, I have chosen to take it with great conviction.”