Antonio Conte, football’s foremost back-three expert, has been hired by Tottenham. Conte is a highly motivated individual who has had a number of successful short to medium-term stints in charge of top clubs.
His system is responsible for a large part of his success. He has a plug-and-play, quick-fix, pragmatic attitude that can significantly enhance clubs.
In his first year as manager, Chelsea went from 10th to champions. That was Pep Guardiola’s first season in command of Manchester City, but he couldn’t keep up with Conte’s transformation.
His teams usually play 3-4-3 or 3-5-2 formations. It all begins with a solid back three. He had Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, and Giorgio Chiellini at Juventus.
Conte employed a 3-4-3 formation at Chelsea, with N’Golo Kante as one of two central midfielders.
Conte employed three in midfield most recently at Inter Milan. Marcelo Brozovic sat deeper than Nicolo Barella and Christian Eriksen, covering for the wing-backs as they surged high up the pitch.
Source: Daily Mail