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Antonio Conte will walk into Tottenham with ideas aplenty and not just tactics-oriented ones.
The Italian manager, who will sign a contract until 2023 as Nuno Espirito Santo's replacement, is full of wisdom and in the past has given his players advice on their bedroom activities.
When in charge of Inter Milan, Conte said to limit the physical toll on their bodies in the season, members of his squad need to "make as little effort as possible" and for their other halves to "go on top".
"During spells of matches the players should not have sexual relations that last for long periods," the former Chelsea boss told L'Equipe.
"They need to make as little effort as possible.
"The best position for them is if their partners go on top.
"And it is preferable that they are with their own wives. That way they are not obliged to put in an exceptional performance."
Antonio Conte, in an interview with L'Equipe:— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) November 22, 2019
"I explain to the players how they should have sex ... in the periods of competition, the intercourse should not last long and they should be on the bottom."
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Pep Guardiola is another top-level manager who has his own thoughts on the sexual exploits of his players.
The Manchester City boss once denied enforcing a sex ban at the Etihad Stadium, saying, "It is impossible to play good football if you don't make sex with your partner."
But according to Samir Nasri, who played under him very briefly, Guardiola has a rule where his players, including world-class talents like Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski, are required to have sex before midnight.
"For him, his players’ sexual activity must take place before midnight in order to get a good night sleep – even if they are free tomorrow," Nasri told L'Equipe du Soir, via the Daily Star.
“He [Guardiola] said that he placed this rule on Messi and his muscles improved since.
“He told us this is how he managed to get the best out of [Robert] Lewandowski too and for them to avoid the maximum number of muscular injuries."
Conte, with one Premier League title, one FA Cup and four Scudettos to his name, is set to earn £15 million per season at Spurs.
Reports say that that Spurs are prepared to offer Conte a significant £150 million investment for reinforcements in the transfer market.
Until Conte is officially appointed, Ryan Mason will take charge of Spurs on an interim basis.