When Antonio Conte took over at Tottenham Hotspur, it was as if a cloud had been lifted at White Hart Lane.
A serial winner, the Italian can be considered amongst the very best managers in Europe.
Coming to Spurs, however, was always going to take a little bit of time to turnaround, and would require a serious cash injection from the board to get the manager the players that he requires.
Judging by Conte’s demeanour in his most recent press conference, it seems that, perhaps, Daniel Levy has already let it be known that there isn’t a lot of money to spend.
For Spurs fans, this clip of Conte discussing (the club’s lack of) January transfer plans must feel like the start of a recurring nightmare.
Levy’s already ground him down.
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) January 11, 2022