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Chelsea Legend Marcel Desailly Trolls Spurs After Appointing Antonio Conte

Jack Kenmare

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Chelsea Legend Marcel Desailly Trolls Spurs After Appointing Antonio Conte

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Chelsea legend Marcel Desailly has aimed a brutal dig at Spurs following their appointment of Antonio Conte.

It was announced on Monday that Nuno Espirito Santo had been relieved of his duties in North London after just four months in charge, with last weekend's 3-0 defeat to Manchester United being the last straw.

Spurs, who have lost five of their past seven league games, then moved quickly to appoint former Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan manager Conte on a contract until 2023 with an option to extend.

In a statement on their official website, Conte said: "I am extremely happy to return to coaching, and to do so at a Premier League club that has the ambition to be a protagonist again.

"Tottenham Hotspur has state-of-the-art facilities and one of the best stadiums in the world.

"I can't wait to start working to convey to the team and the fans the passion, mentality and determination that have always distinguished me, as a player and as a coach."

Conte's swift appointment has certainly gone down well with the majority of Spurs fans, with neutrals also appreciating how they managed to bring a world-class manager on board.

But former Chelsea defender Marcel Desailly couldn't help himself on Instagram earlier.

The 53-year-old posted a picture of former Spurs boss Jose Mourinho alongside Conte with the caption: "They pay you to come, then pay you to leave... and you don't even have to win anything. It's incredible!!"

Desailly, who spent six years at Stamford Bridge, left the club shortly after Jose Mourinho was appointed in 2004.

"I could have stayed but I was already 35," the former centre-back told footballmadeinghana last year.

"I spoke with Mourinho and he wanted me to stay. He told me I'm the leader and I will not be playing all the games because John Terry and William Gallas were better than me.

"Because I was a bit old but I told him I wanted to go that is why I ended up in Qatar because I wanted to play football."

Topics: Spurs, Chelsea, Premier League, Antonio Conte

Jack Kenmare
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