Tottenham manager Antonio Conte will not manage in the West Ham-Tottenham London derby.

Antonio Conte, the manager of Tottenham, will miss Sunday’s Premier League match against West Ham as he continues to heal from gallbladder surgery.

Prior to last week’s 4-1 loss at Leicester, Conte, 53, went back to work, albeit his deputy Cristian Stellini handled post-game media obligations.

Two weeks ago, he underwent the procedure in his home Italy.

The most crucial factor, according to Tottenham, is health.

Antonio Conte will stay at his family home to recover from his recent surgery, according to Spurs. “After a regular post-operation check in Italy yesterday,” they said.

“Everyone in the club is happy for him. There will be a change in the first team.”

Following Tuesday’s 1-0 Champions League first-leg loss for Tottenham against AC Milan, Conte stayed in Italy for his post-operation checkup.

Conte remarked following the game, “There are still two games left in this round, and I am confident that in the second game at our stadium, our fans will create a vital atmosphere to drive us and defeat Milan.

In Conte’s absence, Stellini, 47, supervised Tottenham’s 1-0 victory against Manchester City on February 5.

Tottenham has not specified a return date for Conte.

Spurs’ next game is against Chelsea at home on February 26 after hosting West Ham (16:30 GMT) (13:30).

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