Ex-Arsenal ace Cesc Fabregas "hates to say" his take on Spurs boss Antonio Conte

Arsenal icon Cesc Fabregas has given his opinion on Tottenham Hotspur's appointment of Antonio Conte as the club's new manager.

The Italian was officially confirmed as Nuno Espirito Santo's successor on Tuesday, just one day after the former Wolves boss was sacked just four months into his reign.

Conte had reportedly turned down the chance to become Spurs boss in the summer after leaving Serie A champions Inter Milan at the end of last season.

However, he has now taken the reigns in north London with the club sitting in ninth place in the Premier League after 10 matches of the season.

The appointment has been praised by pundits and supporters due to Conte's impressive pedigree of winning titles at his last three clubs, including in England with Chelsea.

Spanish midfielder Fabregas could not resist giving the appointment his approval, despite his previous spells with Spurs' rivals Arsenal and Chelsea.

Tweeting to his 10million followers, Fabregas wrote: "I hate to say it but what an appointment by Spurs."

Fabregas made over 300 appearances for Arsenal after making his debut for the Gunners as a 16-year-old in 2003 and also won the FA Cup in 2005.

Having left for Barcelona in 2011, Fabregas returned to England three years when he signed for Chelsea and won two league titles in four and a half years with the Blues.

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Fabregas has won 10 of his 23 meetings with Spurs in his career and has also racked up 12 assists against the club.

Spurs will be hoping to get their own success with Conte in charge due to his track record at Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan.

Conte has won a league title in five of his last seven seasons in club management, including in his maiden season in England in 2016/17 with a Chelsea side that had finished 10th the previous season.

With Inter last season he lost just three matches in the league and having returned to the Premier League he has the second highest win rate of those currently managing in the division.

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