Antonio Conte would be the FOURTH ex-Chelsea manager to take charge at Tottenham – and all of them ended in tears

ANTONIO CONTE is reportedly set to join Tottenham on an 18-month contract, succeeding sacked boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

In doing so, the Italian will become the fourth former Chelsea boss to take the reins at White Hart Lane.

Conte, 52, enjoyed incredible success during his two years at Stamford Bridge – winning the Premier League title in his first season and the FA Cup in his second.

He'll be keen to do better than his fellow ex-Blues bosses did at Spurs, however, with the others all getting sacked by Daniel Levy.

Here's exactly how the other three got on.

GLENN HODDLE, 2001-2003

Glenn Hoddle took charge of Spurs in 2001 as a returning hero, having enjoyed a stunning playing career with his boyhood club between 1975 and 1987.

The 64-year-old is also well thought of at Stamford Bridge, having guided them into Europe for the first time in more than 20 years during the 1990s.

Hoddle's Spurs were beaten 2-1 by Blackburn in the 2002 League Cup final and came tenth in the Premier League – with a slow start to the 2003-04 campaign enough for Levy to wield the axe.

Chelsea record: W43 D45 L48

Tottenham record: W39 D18 L44


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ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS, 2012-2013

Andre Villas-Boas joined Spurs aged 34 with his reputation already in tatters following a disastrous stint at Chelsea.

The Portuguese managed just 20 wins in 40 games at the helm at Stamford Bridge – with his team going on to win the Champions League under Roberto Di Matteo following his departure.

He was unlucky not to secure a top four finish in his first season at White Hart Lane after securing a then club-record 72 points in the Prem – but Gareth Bale's subsequent departure derailed his tenure and he was sacked after a 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool in December 2013.

Chelsea record: W20 D10 L10

Tottenham record: W45 D18 L17


JOSE MOURINHO, 2019-2021

Jose Mourinho was appointed in November 2019 just 11 hours after the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham's best manager of the modern era.

The Portuguese won three Premier League titles across two spells at Chelsea, but instantly polarised Spurs supporters over his style of football and public persona – in addition to the fact he'd just been sacked by both the Blues and Manchester United.

Tottenham briefly flirted with the title race last season before things swiftly fell apart, with Mourinho repeatedly blaming his players and seeing his side farcically throw away leads before he was sacked in April.

Chelsea record: W204 D65 L51

Tottenham record: W45 D17 L24

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