Chelsea’s manager, Antonio Conte has extended his contract with the Premier League Champions for another two years.
The deal which is an improved deal does not extend Conte’s commitment to the club when he signed a three year deal in 2016.
Conte, 47, said after penning a new contract; “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.”
Conte has always reiterated that he wanted to stay at the West London club for many years the club want him to stay as he said in May that; “If the club give me the possibility to stay and extend my contract, for sure I’m available to.”
The Chelsea manager who equalled PL record for most consecutive victories (13) and also most PL wins in a single season (30) turned a team that finished 10th the previous before to finish as the champions in May. He won the PL in his first season and led Chelsea to the FA Cup final where they lost to Arsenal at Wembley.
To help improve his squad as the team looks to retain the PL title and also perform creditably well in Europe, Antonio Conte has recruited Antonio Rudiger from Roma with recently signing Tiemoue Bakayoko from AS Monaco. He is also looking forward to adding more to the squad with notably a striker as Diego Costa seems to exit the club.
“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,” Conte indicated.
The Director at Chelsea, Marina Granovskaia also said; “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”, she added.