‘Players WILL LOVE it’: John Terry reluctantly praises Tottenham’s appointment of his former boss Antonio Conte … but Chelsea legend warns Harry Kane to ‘be ready to go to work’
Chelsea legend John Terry has praised Antonio Conte’s appointment as Tottenham manager, describing his rivals’ move as a ‘what a signing’, one that everyone at the club will ‘love’.
On Tuesday, Tottenham announced that Conte was their new boss, signing a deal until the end of next season, with the option of one more year, following Monday’s dismissal of his predecessor Nuno Espirto Santo.
Conte has a world-class pedigree and has won six major coaching honors to date, including five league titles in the spells of Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan.
Antonio Conte’s appointment at Tottenham has been hailed by Chelsea legend John Terry
Conte (left) and Terry won the Premier League together at Chelsea during the 2016-17 season
Terry’s last season at Chelsea coincided with the Italian’s first at the club, together winning the 2016-17 Premier League title.
And having watched Conte work up close, the former Blues captain was effusive in praising his methods.
Commenting on a Instagram post from page 433, Terry wrote: ‘I hate to say it, but what signature is this.’
Aside from that positive message, Terry also had some advice for Harry Kane, Tottenham’s failed talisman, about the demanding 52-year-old.
“The players will love Antonio and his staff. Get ready to go to work @harrykane, ‘he added, accompanied by a running emoji.
Terry also told Tottenham’s failed talisman Harry Kane to ‘get ready to go to work’
As revealed by Sportsmail, Kane is understood to be excited about Conte’s arrival given his proven track record of success.
The forward has been frustrated by the club’s lack of ambition and, as a result, tried to leave the club in the summer.
But Conte’s arrival is certainly seen as positive by the Tottenham striker.
Conte will spend the next two months evaluating his team before deciding who he would consider letting go to raise money to reinvest in the transfer market.
“I can’t wait to start working to convey to the team and the fans the passion, the mentality and the determination that have always distinguished me, as a player and as a coach,” Conte said.
Conte was confirmed as Tottenham’s new manager in a deal until 2023 on Tuesday afternoon.
The Italian saw his new players train for the first time at Spurs’ Enfield headquarters on Tuesday.