Italy coach Antonio Conte believes he is the right candidate who could take the managerial position at Chelsea. Conte, who will be leading Italy at the European Championship in France, has been learning English and is resolute to move back into club management next season.
Reports of Conte’s increasing confidence in landing the managerial job at Stamford Bridge comes after some top candidates haven’t shown much interested to take up the job.
The Blues have contacted the Italy coach as part of a due diligence process that has seen them consider Massimiliano Allegri, Jorge Sampaoli and Diego Simeone.
But Simeone has revealed to his players that he has plans for the summer at Atletico Madrid and Allegri seems ready and willing to sign a new contact with Juventus to extend his stay at the club, making Conte one of the top candidates to land the job.
Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink has also revealed that he has no plans to stay at the Stamford Bridge, despite his players persuading him to stay. Chelsea director Marina Granovskia, who is has a close relationship to club’s owner, Roman Abramovich, had earlier examined Conte as part of their recruitment process.
The 46-year-old coach has reportedly identified his top targets as he aims to take the position at the Stamford Bridge.
Besides, latest reports (according to Metro) have emerged claiming that Conte will take over as the Blues boss and the club is set to confirm him as manager this month. Roman Abramovich reportedly signed a pre-agreement with the manager this week.
“Conte was rumored to have agreed terms with the Blues on Tuesday, following news that key target Max Allegri will stay at Juventus,” Metro’s Jamie Sanderson wrote.
“And now the Daily Mirror say the deal is so far advanced that Chelsea hope to confirm his appointment this week.”