Antonio: Conte: 'I will not stay at Chelsea for too long'

Posted September 26, 2017

Conte was surprisingly linked with a return to his home country over the summer despite leading Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first year as manager. I have had handsome and formative experiences here, but I will definitely return to Italy. "I do not have to stay overseas for so long".

After speaking to Radio Anch'io Sport, Conte is quoted as saying, "I miss Italy and I'm not going to stay overseas for a long time".

Asked me if he sees himself as a sporting director in the future, he said: "Well, I might".

Conte signed a new two-year contract in the summer to end growing speculation that he meant to quit the club. I don't know when but that's my objective. "It's always hard to predict the future, especially for us coaches because it's one of the riskiest jobs around - today you are in one place, tomorrow you are in another because you are dependent on results", he said.

"I have the will to finish a project, and then look for the right continuation of that".

"This experience is helping me so much".

"I'm improving in many ways and in the future I don't know, maybe I'd like to try something different, maybe be a director or something else".

Conte arrived in west London on the back of Italy to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016, where they were eliminated by world champions Germany on penalties. They live football like a celebration.

His side face a tricky tie away to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday before returning to Premier League action in a crunch game with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in the Saturday evening kick-off.