On The Ball

Conte's short-term gamble to solve identity crisis at talented underperformers Spurs

Welcome to Tottenham's identity crisis. Antonio Conte may be charged with resolving it. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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LONDON - Tottenham's previous manager was fired by Wolves as they finished 13th in last season's Premier League. His successor has won league titles at each of his last three clubs.

Antonio Conte is indisputably one of the world's finest coaches. Nuno Espirito Santo was the misfit they turned to when everyone else turned them down.

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