Official: Antonio Conte joins Tottenham, comments about his mission at White Harte Lane

Tottenham have appointed Antonio Conte as their new manager on a £15million-a-year contract.

The former Chelsea boss has been brought in to replace the axed Nuno Espirito Santo.

The 52-year-old flew into London for talks on Monday, where he thrashed out a deal with Spurs chief Daniel Levy.

SunSport understands he will be backed in the January transfer market, and given a £150million war chest to bring in his own players.

Upon joining Spurs, Conte said: “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.”

Conte held talks with the club last summer before they collapsed and Santo was appointed instead.