Antonio Conte will return to Stamford Bridge for the first time since 2018.
The Italian manager won the Premier League and FA Cup in his two-year spell as Chelsea manager after which he was sacked for conflict with the club’s hierarchy over transfers.
One year later, he joined Inter Milan where he won them their first Serie A title in 10 years.
Conte said: “I think in my position, I mustn’t prove anything to anyone.
“I am a manager with experience and I have continued to do an important job in other teams.”
The 52-year old Spurs manager will be taking on his former team in the Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday.
“It will be great to come back to Stamford Bridge. It’s the first time after I left Chelsea.
“What I can say is I spent two amazing seasons, I created a lot of friendships in the club. We did a really important, good job. I also enjoyed the work there.
“I have to tell thanks to Chelsea because they gave me the possibility to work in England. It will be good and emotional to come back to Stamford Bridge.
“But now I am the manager of Tottenham and I want to give this club 100 per cent.”