Casting spell over his future with Chelsea, club’s Italian manager Antonio Conte has said that he is keen to return home as he does not want to “stay abroad for too long”. Conte’s contract with Chelsea is valid till 2019.

Conte made the revelation during an interview with Italian radio station RadioUno.

“Italy is my homeland, so once I have had some good experiences, formative experiences, important and life-changing experiences, I’ll be back. I don’t know when but that’s the aim,” he said.

Conte however dismissed the rumors suggesting he might be considering China move.

“China? No, absolutely not. Bundesliga? It’s always difficult to predict the future. Let’s just say that a coach is a temporary worker,” The Italian remarked.

The 48-year-old added that his experience with Chelsea has been precious and has improved him a great deal.

“Us managers have the most precarious job of all. Today you’re working, tomorrow you’re out. I want to succeed, to finish one project and make the right decision about the next. This experience has given me so much, has improved me so much, but perhaps in the future I won’t be a manager. Perhaps I’ll work as a director of football. I don’t know,”Conte added.

The former Italy coach had signed a new two-year contract with Chelsea in July 2017 after leading The Blues to the Premier League title in his first season in charge.

In current Premier League season, Chelsea are placed at third position behind Manchester City and Manchester United in the points table.

Conte’s  stint with Chelsea marked his first time as manager outside of Italy. He had  previously been in-charge of Arezzo, Bari, Atalanta, Siena, Juventus and the Italian national team.

 

First Published | 25 September 2017 7:58 PM
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