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ANTONIO CONTE: I WANT TO STAY BEYOND MY CURRENT DEAL

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has indicated that he wants to stay beyond his current contract of three years signed last summer.

The Italian who joined Chelsea in 2016 and steered the club to the Premier League title in his first season has indicated that he wants to be in charge of the club for “many years” and lead the Blues into the new Stamford Bridge.

Antonio Conte

“This could be a fantastic challenge for me and also for the club – to stay together and to play with this team in a new stadium”, says Conte.

“I want to break this bad record. I must be positive”, he said in relation to no manager staying beyond three years at the club with the last to do so being John Neal who was at the helm of affairs for 4 years.

“When you start a job with a new club, I hope to stay in this club for many years. Honestly, the new stadium will be great- but I love Stamford Bridge a lot”, the Italian was quick to add.

“Stamford Bridge is like my house”, he lamented.

Antonio Conte on the touchline

Chelsea have decided to build a new 60,000 capacity stadium and has been granted the go ahead by the London Mayor and may move to Wembley if they begin the redevelopment.

When Conte was asked about the new stadium Chelsea is planning to build, the Italian said; “For sure, it’s not the same when you play not in your stadium”.

“But if you want to have another good step to improve the club, you must have this type of situation”, he added.

Chelsea take on London rivals Tottenham Hotspurs today at Wembley starting 15:00GMT.

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