Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has finally put to rest speculations regarding his future with Club after putting pen to paper on a two year deal, reports the Express.
Conte called time with the Italian national team last year to take up Chelsea’s job but he only signed a three year deal for the Blues and took over their helms last season. He was offered an extension last season but he rejected the offer at that time.
On assumption of his managerial position, he met a disarrayed Chelsea team that ended the penultimate season in 10th position on the Premier League log. However, he bolstered the squad of Chelsea, with his main signing being N’golo Kante from Leicester City, and fired Chelsea to the Premier League title.
Speaking after signing the deal Conte said: “I am very happy to have signed a new contract with Chelsea. We worked extremely hard in our first year to achieve something amazing, which I am very proud of. Now we must work even harder to stay at the top.
“The Chelsea fans have given me so much support since I arrived here one year ago and it is important we continue to succeed together.”
After missing out at transfer prime target Romelu Lukaku, Conte was reportedly unhappy with the inactivities of the Blues and it was claimed that he would consider his future with the Club. Nonetheless, Chelsea have since bolstered their squad with the signing of Antonio Rudiger and Tiemoue Bakayoko and they are poised to add a striker soon.
Conte has also made some changes to his back room staff as Paolo Vanoli joined in the capacity of an assistant to the first team head coach and Davide Mazzotta will work as assistant/player analysis.
Although he had two years left in his previous contract, this deal has secured his future for Chelsea.
“Antonio achieved incredible success last season, adapting to English football very quickly and leading us to the Premier League title.
“This new contract reflects our belief that he can continue to deliver results both domestically and as we return to European competition in the Champions League.” Marina Granovskaia who is Chelsea’s Club director added.