Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will follow in the footsteps of three Italians (Carlo Ancelotti, Roberto Mancini and Claudio Ranieri) to win the Premier League title and Conte insists this is an achievement to be proud of.
“Every coach is different,” Conte said.
“I looked at the past and saw many Italian managers won the title in England which is great for us, and for our school, but the country from where you arrive is not important.
“In England now there are top managers from different countries, and there are also really good English managers here.
“Last season, I supported a lot Claudio Ranieri to win the title. In Italy, we celebrated this win in a great way. Claudio deserved it for his career.
“It’s right [for an Italian person] to have joy if an Italian manager can win the title in England, and also for example Carlo Ancelotti in Germany.
“We have another coach that I know very well, Massimo Carrera, who is winning in Russia. Last season he worked with me as an assistant coach and now he is winning the title in Russia.
“It’s great. Every person must have joy for this result, and it’s logical to be proud of this.”