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Earlier this week, Chelsea’s technical director Michael Emenalo said that he hopes Antonio Conte can stay at Stamford Bridge “forever.”

Conte has won the hearts of the Chelsea board, players and fans with his tactics and man management, and the way he has transformed Chelsea from last season’s woes into a side that can win trophies, in not only England but Europe as well.

No manager in the Roman Abramovich era has lasted more than 3-and-a-half years at the club, and with Chelsea looking for long-term stability, Conte might just be that man.

The Italian recent statements suggest he’d love to be in the game for a very long time, and we might just be lucky to have our own manager who will lead us for many decades, conquering the Premier League and Champions League at will.

In his words: “Twenty more years? Now I’m 47. I prefer that my wife doesn’t listen to this! This is our life. Football is our life, with this pressure, with [everything]. Football is our life and it’s right to continue to live in football. In the moment that football is not in our life, I think probably we die.”

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