Antonio Conte has won over all his critics and has proven his doubters wrong after a wonderful first season at Chelsea.
The Italian has led Chelsea to the Premier League in just his first season at the club and could complete the Double with a win over Arsenal in the FA Cup final today.
Despite strong interest from Inter Milan, Conte has made it clear that his heart is set out for Chelsea.
Speaking about signing a new deal, Conte said in his press conference on Friday: “My situation is very clear: I have two more years’ contract with the club.
“Then, if the club give me the possibility to stay here and to extend my contract, for sure I am available to do this. We have the same idea about the future and we’ve started to work for next season. For sure we’ll try to improve our squad because we have to face an important competition in the Champions League. But I think the club and me, we have the same point of view on this. I hope to stay here for many years.”
Rumours are strong that Conte will sign a new deal at the end of the season, and according to the Guardian, Antonio Conte is ready to sign a contract extension with Chelsea which will establish him as the highest-paid manager in the club’s history as he seeks to secure a Premier League and FA Cup Double with victory over Arsenal at Wembley.
Chelsea are expected to offer the Italian a deal worth around £9.6m a year until 2021, two years beyond his current contract’s expiry, in the wake of a hugely impressive first year in English football.