Date:3rd November 2021 at 2:00pm
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Nuno Esperito Santo’s tenure as manager of Tottenham Hotspur looked to be coming to an end on Saturday afternoon, as the Portuguese’s decision to substitute Lucas Moura while his side were a goal down was greeted by boos ringing around the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Spurs eventually fell to a 3-0 defeat against Manchester United and, shortly after, Santo was relieved of his duties as manager of the club.

Within little more than 24 hours, Daniel Levy had moved to appoint his replacement, and the Spurs chairman made a statement by appointing Premier League and FA Cup winning manager Antonio Conte.

The 52-year-old took over a Chelsea side who had finished tenth in the league, and guided them to a fifth Premier League title in his first season in charge, before achieving FA Cup success the following year.

The former Chelsea boss guided Inter Milan to their first Serie A title in a decade last term, but left the club over the summer and was initially linked with the North London side before Santo was appointed.

Talks with the Italian broke down, however, and Spurs opted for former Wolves boss Santo, who ultimately lasted just 17 games in charge before this dismissal.

Kane’s only league goal so far this season came against Newcastle United

Now, it appears that Levy’s latest appointment has already had a positive influence on the club.

According to The Sun, striker Harry Kane is abandoning his plans to leave the club, and will instead stay at Tottenham and fight for trophies.

The decision apparently comes as Kane believes that Conte can make Spurs, who have now not won a trophy for more than 5,000 days, competitive once again.

Kane looked set to leave the club for Manchester City over the summer as he made clear his intentions to win trophies, however Levy rejected City’s advances and the England captain reluctantly stayed put in the capital.

Now, Conte’s arrival has persuaded Kane that the club can compete for trophies, especially as the manager will reportedly be handed a £150 million budget to build a competitive squad.

Kane has endured a slow start to the season by his high standards, scoring just once in the first ten league games.

Conte’s first game in charge of Tottenham will be against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.

 
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