Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte sends message to Mourinho after his appointment as Roma boss

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Two former Chelsea bosses Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho will clash in the Serie A next season.

Conte reacted with surprise after being told live on camera by a journalist that Mourinho had been appointed the next manager of Roma on Tuesday.

Journalist: Let me read you a new story. shows him the phone
Conte: Mourinho joins Roma?!
Journalist: Yes!

Conte: He signed the contract?
Journalist: Yes!
Conte: Yes? laughing Ah!
Journalist: From September, coach

Conte: No
Journalist: From September
Conte: From September. No. From September how?
Journalist: From next season

Conte: Ah next season, so basically from August
Journalist: Yes, from August
Conte: ah…. Erm…
Journalist: Are you happy?

Conte: Look… Mourinho coming back to Italy is certainly good news for everyone. I wish him the best, apart from when he will play against Inter.

And when asked if they will hug when they meet again on the touchline, Conte replied: “For sure, there is great respect between us.”

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