September 25, 2023

Antonio Conte says he is “already feeling better” after the Tottenham head coach underwent surgery to remove his gallbladder.

Conte was diagnosed with cholecystitis after beginning to suffer from severe abdominal pain, with the club announcing he would need to undergo surgery on Wednesday.

The Italian is now set to take a period of time away from football to recover.

Following the surgery, Conte posted on his Instagram story, saying: “Thank you for your lovely messages, my surgery has gone well and I’m already feeling better.

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“Now’s time to recover, I can’t wait to get back on the field with the team.”

In his absence, Tottenham’s assistant manager Cristian Stellini is expected to take charge with Spurs set to face Manchester City this Sunday.

The north London side then travel to face Leicester City the following weekend before the away first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie against Italian heavyweights Milan on February 14.

Spurs are fifth in the Premier League ahead of the weekend action, three points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester United, who have played a game less.

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