Former Juventus boss Antonio Conte is going to be the new Tottenham Hotspur coach and reuniting with his former director in Turin, Fabio Paratici.
The two shared a successful past with the Bianconeri during Conte’s three years spell at Allianz Stadium. Now they are going to reunite again in a different league and also with a team that doesn’t have a similar winning mentality as Juve.
However, there might actually be some similarities between what’s happening at Spurs at the moment and with the Bianconeri during Conte’s arrival.
The tactician started to coach Juve in 2011, in a time which they have just finished at seventh place two seasons in a row.
Conte’s appointment looked like a gamble at that time considering his lack of experience in top-flight football.
Despite his success in helping Siena to obtain a promotion to Serie A, there were plenty of doubts as well.
His previous experience at Atalanta was far from a success as he only lasted for 13 matches before getting the sack.
Moreover, Juventus’ squad during that 2011-2012 season didn’t seem to match with Milan which was the reigning Scudetto winner.
However, with the arrival of Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, and several other names, Conte proved doubters wrong.
Juve went on to win the Scudetto with an unbeaten record that season and the coach continue his success for two more seasons.
During Conte’s three-year tenure, he and Paratici worked alongside Beppe Marotta who is currently in charge of Inter.
The collaboration between Paratici and Conte was certainly a success at Juve, but replicating it at Tottenham will be a challenge.
The Lilywhites are different from the Turin giant, notably in terms of their history and mentality.
However, Conte is also one of the few coaches who has that winning mentality and can transmit it to his teams.
His collaboration with Paratici will need strong support from Tottenham’s board for them to achieve any success. So can the two work wonders again? only time will tell but Spurs fans can certainly hope.