Antonio Conte to snub Chelsea


The Blues current interim manager, Rafa Benitez, looks unlikely to be given a contract extension at Stamford Bridge.

Conte is believed to be on a shortlist to take over the reins, as Roman Abramovich looks to re-establish Chelsea as a leading power in the Premier League. Former Blues boss and player Gianluca Vialli said last week that he believes Conte is ‘probably at the top of Chelsea’s wanted list’.

Conte hasn’t hidden his desire to manage abroad :

He said: “I’ve always said that my ambition is to coach abroad one day and I’m pleased to receive marks of esteem from important clubs, it means that we are working well.

“They make Juventus happy too, because it means that they chose well one-and-a-half years ago.

“At the moment I am just thinking about Juventus, to re-establish ourselves in Italy and to do well in Europe.”

However, Conte is now set to stay at Juventus despite Chelsea’s interest…

Juventus coach Antonio Conte looks set to shun the advance of Chelsea as he hopes to continue his success in Turin.

Conte’s side are currently on track to win their second consecutive Serie A title and are on the verge of a Champions League quarter-final after their 3-0 win over Celtic, and his impressive record has seen some of Europe’s biggest names taking a closer look at the 43-year-old. The former Italy international is under contract with Vecchia Signora until 2015, though talks over an extension could soon be opening, especially if the side continue to perform so admirably in Europe.

Success on the continent has been a long time coming for Juventus supporters, but with a place in the last eight of the Champions League virtually secured, officials at the club have set their sights on European silverware to add to their growing number of domestic successes.

However, a number of other sides have also taken a liking to the work Conte has done since taking the coach’s role in 2011, and with Los Blancos set to lose Jose Mourinho at the end of the season, the Lecce-born trainer has been heavily linked with the post.

Current European champions Chelsea are also set to be without a trainer after missing out on Pep Guardiola, but Conte has repeatedly insisted that he is just getting started at the club where he made more than 400 appearances as a player and will not be looking to move on anytime soon. Chelsea, however, might still have Jose Mourinho to turn to in a miraculous return to the club which would greatly please the already unpleasant fans.

  1. Smell says

    Could we stop saying the word snub and start being positive? We all know we’re going to get an A-list coach with a high chance of a guaranteed 2 year contract. Let’s just speculate and stop being negative because it seems every article is taking a pessimist view.
    Nothing but a transition year folks! And although we could have won a couple of trophies, those hoping for the EPL were kidding themselves

  2. cfc 4 life says

    let rafa be, we the fans are the problem of cfc, let’s be cool and hope we win games and play better.

  3. shingirai samu says

    Truely an A class coach is needed and patience need to knocked into Abramovich’s mind. The game of football is rounded, a well assembled and star studied team can lose, hence the issue of hirring and firing managerz is not good for a team’s succes.

  4. Anonymous says

    Let choose Heynkens and stop all this snubin of a thing

  5. jerry says

    all we needed his a long team coach not after faw days he’ll be domp, for me i whould love mourinho’s come back

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