Antonio Conte will return to Tottenham on Sunday ahead of the Champions League clash against Milan.
The Spurs head coach remained in Italy following the first-leg last month, a 1-0 defeat at San Siro, to recover from gallbladder surgery.
In his absence, Spurs secured back-to-back 2-0 victories in the Premier League against West Ham and Chelsea, resulting in Conte’s nomination for the Manager of the Month award for February despite not being in the dugout.
However, Spurs also suffered a shock exit from the FA Cup at the hands of Sheffield United on Wednesday and require a turnaround in the second-leg against Milan at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next week to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Conte will be back for that clash, as confirmed by his assistant Cristian Stellini in Friday’s press conference ahead of the Premier League trip to Wolves.
“Antonio is fine, he cannot wait to come back. The medical department decided to leave Antonio’s comeback until Sunday, after the match at Wolves,” he told the club’s website.
“Because that is one month after the surgery. That was the agreement from the doctor who did the surgery and our medical department.”
Tottenham currently sit fourth in the top-flight, four points ahead of Newcastle United, though the Tyneside club have two games in hand.
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