Antonio Conte might have to wait for his first game Tottenham manager.

The Italian was confirmed as Nuno Espirito Santo’s replacement on Tuesday afternoon, just 24 hours after the Portuguese was sacked.

Spurs’ next game is against Vitesse in the Europa Conference League on Thursday evening.

However, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, relayed by The Sun, Conte is still waiting for a work permit and might not be in the dugout for the return game against the Dutch outfit.

Conte was at Hotspur Way this afternoon, with the club’s official Twitter account confirming that the 52-year-old was “observing” training rather than leading the group himself.

But the ex-Juventus and Inter Milan manager might have to wait an extra few days before his first game, with Tottenham travelling to Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.

It’s unclear who would be in charge for the Vitesse fixture if Conte’s paper work isn’t signed in time, but you’d imagine that Ryan Mason would be in the running given his work as interim manager last season.




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