Antonio Conte has turned things around at Tottenham and Spurs are now close to securing a top-four finish, a target that seemed impossible to many when the Italian tactician was appointed in November.
Conte signed an 18-month contract in North London and has won 16 of his 27 Premier League games in charge of Spurs, helping the team collect 53 points.
Tottenham sat 9th in the Premier League table when Nuno Espirito Santo was sacked at the beginning of November. They were five points behind fourth-placed West Ham and had lost five games from ten. Conte has lost six since November.
Tottenham have now climbed to fourth place and have a two-point lead over Arsenal with just one game remaining. They beat the Gunners 3-0 last week and are unbeaten in five Premier League matches. Spurs beat Burnley 1-0 in their last home game of the season yesterday, making the most of Arsenal’s 2-0 loss against Newcastle.
January signings played a key role in Tottenham’s comeback, especially Dejan Kulusevski, who joined the club on an initial loan deal with an obligation to buy from Juventus. The Sweden international has scored three goals and delivered eight assists in 17 Premier League appearances and Spurs are now close to reaching their primary target, mostly thanks to Conte’s incredible job at the club.
The coach’s future in North London remains up in the air as his agent Federico Pastorello revealed last week that the former Juventus and Inter boss has a 60-70% chance to remain at the club in 2022-23.