Opinion: What Antonio Conte can achieve at Tottenham this season

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After a perfect start to the season with three wins from three, Tottenham are currently in eighth place in the Premier League, with a large number of negative statistics hovering over them.

One of these is four losses in a row to teams situated in London, with a couple coming as upsets. With Spurs being in one of the worst forms in the league, a change of managers was inevitable if the Lilywhites did not get back on track.

Following the 3-0 loss to Manchester United, the Tottenham chairman and the fans alike had seen enough. So on Monday 1st November, the decision was made by Daniel Levy to relieve Nuno of his duties.

Throughout the time since Nuno was sacked, reports have been made heavily linking Antonio Conte to Spurs (Sky Italia). Fans will remember the Conte saga from the summer, and how Tottenham came up short. But this time that doesn’t seem to be the case.

The highly reliable Fabrizio Romano has even given it his trademark ‘here we go’. 

“The contract until June 2023 will be signed on Tuesday. The verbal agreement is now completed. He’s back in the Premier League.”

So if everything goes as expected, Antonio Conte will soon be Tottenham’s new manager, but what can the Italian achieve in his first season at Spurs?

Before speaking about any of the cups or the league it should be a given that Tottenham win the Europa Conference League.

With Antonio Conte at the helm and not an abundance of immensely challenging teams in Spurs’ way, success in the Conference League is very favourable.

Achievement in both cups is also important for Tottenham and I believe that will happen with Conte in charge. We won’t necessarily win them however a spot in the finals is definitely up for grabs.

With only West Ham and one other team in the way, it is entirely possible that Tottenham could get to the final of the Carabao Cup, if not win it.

And now onto the most necessary competition needed for the season to be a success, the Premier League. I believe for the season to be a complete success Spurs need to get Champions League football.

There is no point in setting small targets and for a club like Tottenham, they should be fighting to play in the Champions League at the very least.

The likely soon-to-be head coach can get a top-four finish with Manchester United’s unresolved manager troubles currently ongoing.

Spurs have a favourable run of games in the Premier League until around December. If this is utilised to its full potential Tottenham could sit well by Christmas.

The former Chelsea boss will also have a positive impact on plenty of players in his tenure.

One of which is Reguilon. Because of Conte’s style of play, Reguilon will finally be used as a left-wing-back. This is perfect as he is arguably better going forward than he is at defending.

Lastly is Conte’s harsh feeling towards players not giving it their all, as well as players generally not being good enough. This could result in the selling of players such as Winks, Davies, Dele and a few more. With some of these departures long overdue in my eyes.

Or possibly he could ignite something in these players to get them to their optimum capabilities which is the best-case scenario for everybody.

A new page in Tottenham’s history is about to be written and for it to be one to remember Conte has got to be backed by Levy.

If this happens, we could truly witness something special over the next few years.

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