CONTE: I HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH CHELSEA FANS. I’M NOT LEAVING

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Reports about Chelsea manager Antonio Conte keen on a return to his native Italy keep resurfacing, and it has become stronger after the Italian had an interview that he said was misconstrued two weeks ago.

The Chelsea boss has admitted he has a good relationship with the Chelsea supporters and that he isn’t leaving Stamford Bridge anytime soon.

He told the media: “From two weeks I am reading wrong things also because I did an interview two weeks ago and I am sure the translation was wrong because in that I only said one day in the future I would like to go back to Italy.

“One day in the future but I know very well my position. I have two years contract with Chelsea to go and I’m happy to work for this club, with my players and I like to work with my players.”

He also revealed that his family is well settled in London and that he hopes for a long-term future at the club.

Conte said: “I like to have this great feeling with our fans, our supporters and I don’t see problems but sometimes I think that we want to create these type of situations but another situation I want to clarify is my family stay with me here, not that they stay in Italy.

“My daughter is going to school here and it is important when I want to write something it is important to write the truth and my family stay here not in Italy.”

He added: “Every coach when they start their work with a club for sure they hope to stay for a long time and to try to build something important for the club but I always say our job is very difficult and it is very strange because one day you are the best and another day you stay at your home.”

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VICTOR N
Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.