And welcome to our stay protection of the first game in Tottenham’s Antonio Conte era – what would in any other case be a reasonably humdrum conflict in opposition to Vitesse within the Europa Convention League.
The return fixture between these two sides spelled the start of the top for Nuno Espirito Santo’s ill-fated time at Tottenham.
His choice to depart the beginning line-up from the membership’s earlier Premier League match at residence successfully created a two-tier system inside his squad.
And Tottenham followers’ livid response to the dismal 3-0 loss to Manchester United was the ultimate nail within the Portuguese’s coffin – as exclusively revealed by Telegraph Sport’s Matt Law, who was first to report Nuno was on the brink and Spurs have been eyeing Conte as his successor.
Spurs supremo Daniel Levy wasted no time in getting his man, convincing Conte – who had turned down the possibility to take over as head coach in the summertime – that the time was proper to signal on the dotted line.
We’ve got had all of the fallout to the sport of managerial musical chairs all through this week, together with:
On the latter level, Conte is well-known to favour a again three, so it is going to be attention-grabbing to see if he opts straight for that formation in tonight’s recreation after solely overseeing a handful of coaching classes.
Given Nuno handled this competitors as one thing of a hindrance, it can even be intriguing to see simply how robust Conte goes along with his beginning XI tonight. You’d think about he’ll wish to see a lot of the huge hitters – and decide what sort of response he will get in his first recreation in cost – however we will see.
We could have all of the group information and build-up earlier than tonight’s recreation (which kicks off at 8pm) after which stay updates all through.