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The Irishman who will benefit most if Antonio Conte becomes Spurs manager

Conte could rejuvenate his career.

Antonio Conte to Spurs is looking more and more likely, which should be music to the ears of one Irishman in particular.

Spurs have officially let go of Nuno Espirito Santo, and while we assumed he would play Matt Doherty regularly, it didn’t exactly work out like that.

Unfortunately, the same happened under Jose Mourinho last season, meaning he really hasn’t had the best time in London so far.

Matt Doherty’s time at Spurs

Under Mourinho, what was most disappointing from an Irish perspective was the lack of game time for Doherty (and Troy Parrott, to a lesser extent).

However, if the rumours are to be believed, Italian manager Antonio Conte is in line to take over at Spurs, and this could be incredible news for Doherty.

The successful gaffer absolutely loves playing with attacking wing-backs, and although Doherty’s past 18 months have not covered him in glory, he was one of the most important players for a Wolves side that lit the Premier League up not too long ago.

Antonio Conte Doherty

Antonio Conte, Matt Doherty and Spurs’ wing-backs

Both Doherty and Sergio Reguilon will almost definitely look to be an important part of Conte’s Starting 11, and if history is to repeat itself, he will turn both of them into major attacking threats.

Doherty’s strengths definitely lie in attack, so seeing him closer to the opposition goal than his own is always a good thing.

When the Italian veteran was appointed as Inter Milan’s manager, he made it his business to bring in a small army of wing-backs to implement his very specific plan, including Ashley Young, Victor Moses, Matteo Darmian, while the incredible duo of Ivan Perisic and Achraf Hakimi also did a job for him.

So we can safely assume that if he does get the job, Doherty should have a better season this year than the last. And if not, it will be a clear sign that he needs a move elsewhere.

Antonio Conte Doherty

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