Antonio Conte’s likely first Tottenham XI after he secures work visa

Antonio Conte will take charge of Tottenham for the first time this evening following the successful arrival of his work permit on Thursday morning.

After snubbing an approach from Daniel Levy in the summer, the Italian has accepted the reins this time around following the sacking of Nuno Espirito Santo.

The former Wolves boss last just 10 Premier League matches in charge at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with a 3-0 defeat to fellow strugglers Manchester United deemed the final straw by Levy.

And with the dust barely settled on Nuno's departure, there was a new man at the helm.

Conte's 18-month contract sees him return to London after a successful spell at Inter Milan, claiming the Nerazzurri's first scudetto since 2010.

Back in management after a five-month break, the Italian will take charge of his first game on this evening after his visa application was successful.

The Evening Standard report Conte received his work permit on Thursday morning and will be joined by his backroom staff in the dugout against Vitesse.

The former Chelsea boss has observed training from a distance with academy coach Ryan Mason preparing the team for the Europa Conference League game.

Yet Conte has not remained coy from afar, chirping in with instructions and he will pick the line-up for this evening's fixture.

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Having built title-winning sides in both Italy and England on a five-man defence, it seems obvious that the Italian will line-up in a similar fashion at Spurs.

Tottenham have tended to play a second-string side in the Europa Conference League so far this season and their position in Group G exemplifies that.

Conte's side sit third in the group, behind Rennes and Vitesse, having picked up just four points from their opening three fixtures.

And Spurs' new manager could be set to name some of their big hitters on Thursday. Another loss would surely end this season's European adventure.

Daily Star Sport investigates how Tottenham could line-up in Antonio Conte's first match in charge.

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Back-up 'keeper Pierluigi Gollini maintains his place in between the sticks after starting every match in Europe for Spurs this season.

In front of him is the obvious change. Conte's insistence on three central defenders will be recognised almost immediately with a mix of youth an experience in the Tottenham backline.

Japhet Tanganga, Eric Dier and Joe Rodon get the nod in our predicted line-up with Cristian Romero and Davinson Sanchez saved for Sunday's match against Everton.

Emerson Royal and Ben Davies occupy the wing-back roles with two home-grown talents of Oliver Skipp and Harry Winks in the centre of midfield.

Bu there's no hint of a rotated frontline. Conte knows he will need to get off to a quick start if he wants to salvage the season and so the big hitters are out at the top end of the pitch.

Premier League golden boot winner Harry Kane leads the line with Son Heung-min and Dele Alli either side.

After a torrid few seasons at Tottenham, Alli knows this season could be either make or break for him under Conte.

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