On Thursday, Antonio Conte reported back to work at Tottenham, but he was advised to take it easy.
Conte missed Sunday’s 1-0 victory against Manchester City because he underwent gallbladder removal surgery last week in Italy.
The Tottenham manager returned to England on Wednesday, and he will now aid in the preparations for the trip to Leicester on Saturday.
However, his assistant Cristian Stellini would not clarify whether the Italian would return to the touchline at the King Power Stadium.
Antonio is back, Stellini declared. ” He joined us on the pitch this morning.”
“He needs to take it easy for a little while, but we were thrilled to see him back at the practise field. He took his time giving everyone a hug.”
Conte’s contract is slated to expire in the summer, although Tottenham do have the option to extend it by an additional year, fueling ongoing speculation about his future.
Spurs will be without captain Hugo Lloris for the foreseeable future owing to a knee injury, even though Conte is back with the team.
Lloris won’t be available until after the March international break, which means he’ll miss the Champions League match against AC Milan as well as several other domestic games.
It presents a chance for backup goalkeeper Fraser Forster, who has played four times for Tottenham since joining from Southampton in the summer.
Stellini said, “We are all disappointed about Hugo and his injury.”
“However, we have a good goalie with experience like Fraser Forster, who has excelled in both the Premier League and the Champions League.”
“We have a challenging five weeks ahead of us, but we have faith in Fraser, so we are glad to have him in the team.”
Cristian Romero will also miss Saturday’s trip to Leicester due to his Sunday red card.