West Ham United look set to face the famed Antonio Conte fear factor in their bid for glory after a new twist to the Spurs Carabao Cup clash.
West Ham are challenging on all fronts so far this season as David Moyes continues to work wonders at the London Stadium.
Meanwhile bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur have just sacked Nuno Espirito Santo after just four months in charge.
Nuno’s hasty Spurs exit comes just a week after his side lost 1-0 to West Ham and days after a 3-0 home defeat to Man United.
West Ham helped Hammer the final nail in the Spurs coffin for Jose Mourinho and it appears they did the same for Nuno too.
Moyes’s boys are flying high in fourth place in the Premier League and are top of their Europa League group with a perfect three wins from three meaning one more win will secure their place as group winners and a spot in the last 16.
West Ham have also beaten Man United and Man City to make the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.
And it is there they will face Tottenham once again, this time away from home, in December.
West Ham to face Antonio Conte fear factor in bid for glory after new twist to Spurs cup clash?
But there has been a new twist for the Spurs cup clash as it appears former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will be appointed as Nuno’s successor.
According to widespread reports from the likes of Sky Sports, Conte – who has been without a club since he walked out on Inter Milan in the summer after leading them to the Serie A title – will be named the new Tottenham boss on an 18-month deal by tomorrow.
Conte flew to London today for talks and will look to bring his famous fear factor to Tottenham’s under-performing squad.
The Italian is famed for his taskmaster ways.
And it will be his way or the highway for many Tottenham players should Conte – as expected – be named new Spur boss imminently.
And that will almost certainly make West Ham’s trip to Tottenham in Moyes’s quest for the semi-finals – and ultimately some long overdue glory – all the more difficult.
Conte is a winner and will be much more demanding of the Tottenham players.
He will have nearly seven weeks to whip the north Londoners into shape before facing West Ham too.
So it promises to be a very intense and tense affair.
But Conte won’t fancy facing this West Ham team either. They are a group the former Juventus player and boss would be proud to manage, that is for sure.
Let’s just hope for another Moyes masterclass as West Ham go in search of a first trophy for 42 years.