Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane 'very excited' to work with Antonio Conte

Sean Walsh
Kane has had a slow start to the season
Kane has had a slow start to the season / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages
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Harry Kane is 'very excited' to begin working under Antonio Conte after the Italian was appointed Tottenham's new head coach on Tuesday.

Conte succeeds Nuno Espirito Santo, who was sacked after just 17 games in charge, and becomes Spurs' third permanent boss in three years.

The former Juventus and Chelsea boss joins on a deal until the summer of 2023 with an option for a further year, and Football.London understand that his appointment has impressed want-away Kane.

The England captain was desperate to leave Spurs in the summer amid interest from Manchester City, but the club stood firm and he remained in north London.

However, Kane is understood to be 'very excited' and 'absolutely thrilled' to work with Conte, while he is also impressed at the level of ambition shown to bring him to Tottenham.

The striker has yet to find his feet in the Premier League this season, scoring just one goal in nine games, but Conte's arrival could spark Spurs' campaign into life.

Like Kane, the rest of the Tottenham dressing room are keen on implementing a new style of football under Conte.

Conte discussed Kane's role as a modern striker while working as a pundit at Euro 2020, saying: "Many praise Harry Kane for his ability to go get the ball and play with the team, such as with the equaliser against Denmark.

"But it’s in the box where he’s clinical and as a coach, I would always keep him in there because he’s devastating."

Conte had also labelled Kane as a 'complete striker' during his stint at Chelsea, though he only managed to score one goal in five games against his Blues side.

The Italian's first game in charge of Spurs comes on Thursday at home to Vitesse in the Europa Conference League.

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