Antonio Conte & Chelsea
After winning the Premier League in his first season in England, Chelsea rewarded manager Antonio Conte with a new contract.
However, rather than extending his stay in west London, Conte simply got a pay rise.
It’s believed that Conte is now the highest paid manager in Chelsea’s history. The Italian is reportedly on £9.6m a year, but his contract only stretches until 2019.
Will Conte commit to a longer stay at Stamford Bridge?
According to the Italian’s latest quotes, that’s highly unlikely.
‘I miss Italy’
Chelsea recorded a brilliant result on Saturday winning 4-0 at Stoke. Alvaro Morata headlined with a hat-trick.
Following the game, Conte has given an interview to Radio Anch’io Sport, and the Chelsea boss has discussed his Premier League future.
As reported by Football Italia, Conte has little intention of staying at Chelsea too long:
I have a longing for Italy, that’s beyond any doubt.
It’s not in my head to stay abroad for too long. It’s good to have beautiful experiences, but I intend to go back to Italy one day.
China? No, absolutely not. Bundesliga? It’s always difficult to predict the future. Let’s just say that a Coach is a temporary worker.
It depends on the results, but there’s desire on my part to try to do the best I can, finishing one project and then finding the right one to continue. I miss Italy, that’s a fact.
Still, this experience is helping me so much. I’d also like to become a sporting director in the future.
Are we better than the English? There are practically no English managers in the Premier League.
There are so many parts of the world here, but everyone here is good, prepared and among the best in the world.