Sky Sports reports – ‘Antonio Conte to leave Chelsea’

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte is unlikely to see out the duration of his three-year contract at Stamford Bridge, according to Sky Sports.

The Italian, 47, is on the verge of guiding Chelsea to a league and cup double in his first season in charge of the west London club.

The Blues will win the Premier League if they beat Middlesbrough and West Bromwich Albion in their next two league games, while they also face Arsenal in next month’s FA Cup final.

However, despite that success, it would be a surprise if Conte – who has been linked with a move home to manage Inter Milan – were still in charge of the club in four years’ time, says Matt Law.

“The Inter Milan link strengthens his hand because it is real and if he wanted to go Inter Milan, he could go to Inter Milan and they would probably pay him more than Chelsea to do it,” said the Daily Telegraph’s football news correspondent.

“There is a feeling with him – his family have still not moved over with him yet. They were going to come over in Christmas, but either his daughter or wife were studying, so they did not come over – that he has not put proper roots down and that this will not be a four or five-year (project).

“But they never are at Chelsea. I would be surprised if he went this summer as I would have thought he would want a crack at doing it in the Champions League with them after such a successful one (season).

“I think this time next year he could go, but Chelsea managers coming in and out of the door, it works for them and it works for Chelsea.

“Chelsea get so criticised over their change of managers and yet they win so many trophies doing it. They would replace him, but I do not see him there for four years.”

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  1. if you’re talking about his family not being in London….I will say it was a difficult job and he has to settle well in London before bringing his family over may be a year or two. he needed total focus for a better campaign like we’re seeing. I don’t reckon the family can be a reason.

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