Tottenham Hotspur are on the verge of making an addition to Antonio Conte’s backroom team, according to claims from Italy on Wednesday morning.

TMW report Spurs are set to recruit Gianni Vio, who they describe as a ‘magician’. Vio saw his profile go sky-high after Italy won Euro 2020, beating England in a penalty shootout, and he was praised for helping the country make the most of their set-pieces.

His impact when he was working with Roberto Mancini and the Italian national team was regularly covered in the country’s media, and TMW state he was one of the ‘secrets’ of success as Italy won the tournament.

This is seen as a pretty big deal for Tottenham and Conte, and an impressive addition to the coaching team at the London club. It’s also a signal that the manager sees himself staying at Spurs, given that he’s again adding to the team of people working with him.

Tottenham fans will hope they can see the impact of Vio’s work when the season starts.