Spurs First Team Coaching Staff

Tottenham Hotspur First Team Coaching Staff Update

Head Coach - Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte replaced Nuno Espirito Santo as Head Coach of Tottenham Hotspur in early November 2021.

Tottenham Hotspur Chairman Daniel Levy held crisis talks with Antonio Conte after sacking Nuno, who had been in charge of the club for less than five months.

Antonio Conte has enjoyed considerable success as a manager, winning titles in the Premier League and Serie A – the professional competition for clubs at the top of the Italian football league. The 52-year-old also led Italy’s national team to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals.

He started his playing career in 1985 and earned legendary status after joining Juventus in 1991, where he enjoyed domestic and international success. During his time at Juventus, the club earned 5 Serie A titles, a UEFA Champions League victory and various other achievements from the Coppa Italia, UEFA Cup, UEFA Super Cup and Supercoppa.

Conte, who also represented Italy at the 1994 FIFA World Cup and 2000 UEFA European Championships,  rose to prominence by demonstrating his combative skills as a midfielder, which is now emulated in his coaching capacity.

He turned to football coaching after hanging up his boots in 2004, starting as an Assistant Manager for Arezzo during the 2005/06 season.

Conte began his first full season in charge of Bari during 2008/09, where he landed the Serie B title and earned the club promotion to Serie A.

After a brief spell at Atalanta, he returned to Juventus in 2011 and won a hat-trick of Serie A titles, and back-to-back Supercoppa success. During his three years in charge of Juventus, he was also awarded the best Serie A coach of the season.

Antonio Conte completed his first season as head coach of Juventus unbeaten, equalling the 28-unbeaten match run set by former manager Fabio Capello.

Following the Euros, he was appointed manager of English football club Chelsea during 2016/17 and secured the Premier League title in his first season. He added the FA Cup to his list of honours the following year before returning to Italy in May 2019 and leading Inter Milan to their first Serie A victory in 11 years.

According to reports, Conte’s deal at Spurs is worth approximately £15 million per season, making him one of the highest-paid head coaches in world football. Nicknamed “The Godfather” by fans, we are excited to where Antonio Conte takes Spurs.

Antonio 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.

Assistant Manager - Cristian Stellini

Cristian Stellini joins Tottenham Hotspur as Antonio Conte’s assistant.

Cristian Stellini, who supported Conte as an assistant coach for Inter Milan last season and during his time at Juventus, has had an impressive playing career, including spells at Como, Genoa and Bari.

The Italian assistant began coaching in 2010 and, having worked with Conte on numerous occasions, is familiar with his coaching style.

Technical & Analytics Coach - Gianluca Conte

Antonio Conte’s brother, Gianluca, joins Tottenham Hotspur’s coaching team as the Technical and Analytics Coach.

Before joining his brother’s coaching staff in 2009, he played for their hometown team, Lecce. Gianluca has worked alongside Antonio since his first entire season as head coach for Bari.

Gianluca also played a significant role in title success at Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan.

First Team Coach - Ryan Mason

Ryan Mason is an Academy product of Tottenham Hotspur, making 70 appearances for the first team before transferring to Hull.

In 2017, Mason’s footballing career ended after he suffered a fractured skull during the Chelsea v Hull match at Stamford Bridge.

A year later, Mason returned to his boyhood club Spurs as the Academy’s Head of Player Development in 2018.
He later joined the first team coaching staff before stepping stepped up as the interim head coach for Tottenham Hotspur in the final seven games of the 2020/21 season after Jose Mourinho was dismissed from his post.

He returned to his previous position as First Team Coach this season and is now relishing the opportunity to work under Antonio Conte, having crossed paths with the Italian on several occasions during his playing career.

Fitness Coaches - Costantino Coratti, Gian Piero Ventrone and Stefano Bruno

Antonio brings three trusted fitness coaches to Tottenham Hotspur: Costantino Coratti, Gian Piero Ventrone and Stefano Bruno.

Coratti has worked with Antonio Conte since his second season at Juventus, while Bruno was part of Conte’s coaching staff at Bari, Atalanta and Inter Milan.

Arguably, Gian Piero Ventrone is the most experienced of the three, having occupied a fitness/conditioning role at Juventus during the 1994/95 season. He’s also worked at Catania, JS Suning, GZ Evergrande and was Assistant Manager to Olivier Pantaloni at AC Ajaccio in France.

Together, they have given many of Spurs’ international players an extra individual training programme to push their fitness levels.