Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte has signed a new two-year contract extension with the Blues.
Conte told Chelsea’s official website: ‘I am very happy to have signed a new contract with Chelsea. 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.”
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‘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.”
47-year-old Conte turned Chelsea’s fortunes around last season by lifting the Premier League at the first time of asking, as the Stamford Bridge outfit could only finish 10th in the 2015/2016 season.
In 2016/17, Chelsea became the first team in history to win 30 Premier League games in a single season.
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Chelsea Director, Marina Granovskaia, added: “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.”
The Italian will now lead Chelsea on their pre-season tour of China and Singapore, where Chelsea will face Arsenal, Inter Milan, and Bayern Munich.