Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has, at last, penned a new contract with the reigning Premier League champions. The Italian has ended the growing speculation over his future by securing a two-year deal.
However, the contract does not extend the Italian’s stay at all, as he penned a three-year deal last season, though it will come as an appreciated relief to Chelsea fans after a reports claimed that he was unhappy at the club.
The former Juventus and Italy coach led Chelsea to magnificence in his first season in England’s top flight, with the Blues finishing seven points adrift of Tottenham at the Premier League summit.
The new contract is a change upon the terms of the three-year bargain the 47-year-old concurred when he joined Chelsea, which means he is as yet fixing to the Stamford Bridge club until the finish of 2018-19.
Conte speaking to the club official website, the 47-year-old said: “I am very happy to have signed a new contract,”
“We worked extremely hard in our first year to achieve something amazing, which I am very proud of. Now we must work even harder to stay at the top.”
“The Chelsea fans have given me so much support since I arrived here one year ago and it is important we continue to succeed together.”
The Club director Marina Granovskaia stated that: “Antonio achieved incredible success last season, adapting to English football very quickly and leading us to the Premier League title.”
“This new contract reflects our belief that he can continue to deliver results both domestically and as we return to European competition in the Champions League.”