Our resident Chelsea supporting punters enjoying a beer and burger here inside the Football Transfer Tavern are still getting over their 2-0 defeat to Everton in the FA Cup on the weekend, though, the news from the Daily Mail has somewhat perked them all up!
The media outlet suggests that the Blues are edging ever closer to sealing the deal for Italian manager Antonio Conte to become the new gaffer at Stamford Bridge, with Italy chiefs meeting to confirm the manager’s exit after Euro 2016.
Now our landlord has been raving about Conte for a fair few weeks now, and thinks the 46-year-old is the perfect man to rejuvenate and revitalise the struggling Blues, and says he will ultimately give them the much needed boost to launch a serious bid for the Premier League trophy next season.
The Daily Mail says that the deal is worth £6 million-a-year and this does seem to be an extortionate sum of money, but our landlord says a manager of his calibre is undoubtedly worth it.
The Blues fans over by the dartboard here in the Tavern have to agree with the landlord, and think that Conte will be superb addition for not only Chelsea, but the Premier League in general!
Blues fans…… You must be excited about this imminent appointment? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!