The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Transfer Tavern are loving life under Antonio Conte…
The Italian has been a revelation at Stamford Bridge this year, delivering a managerial masterclass for the Blues, with a Premier League winners medal already around his neck, and an FA Cup final still to come.
Indeed, it has been a dream start to life at Chelsea for Conte, and it appears as though he could be in for it for the long haul. According to the Daily Star, Conte is set to sign a new deal at the club at some point over the next few weeks, with the Italian likely to complete the deal following the FA Cup final on Saturday.
Unsurprisingly, this story was met with a wrath of applause in the pub, with many praying that Conte remains in the Premier League for years to come. His passion and enthusiasm has attracted fans that would not otherwise be watching the Blues, and for Chelsea – that can only be a good thing.
His team’s style of play on the pitch is even more exciting than watching him on the sidelines, too, with the Blues playing quick, fast moving, exciting and robust football all season long – and to devastating effect. Next season will, of course, be more tough for Conte – but our landlord thinks that he has laid the best foundations for Chelsea’s long-term success.
The deal, of course, would follow confirmation of Juan Cuadrado’s departure, which was important in the context of Chelsea looking to up their available funds, and news of a contract renewal for Eduardo, who will continue to be Chelsea’s third-choice goalkeeper for the next season at least.
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