ANTONIO CONTE has been rewarded for his incredible first season with Chelsea in that most modern of ways – by being awarded his own Twitter emoji.
The Italian saw off rival super-managers Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho, Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino to guide Chelsea to their fifth Premier League title.
And now he has been immortalised on social media, joining the likes of Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Kanye West and Donald Trump with his own personalised digital symbol.
Conte becomes the first Premier League manager to get his own Twitter emoji.
Users can activate the emoji in their tweets by using the hashtag #Chelseachampions.
Fans and former players have been quick to join the online celebrations, ahead of the final weekend of the Premier League.
Twitter UK Sports Partnerships head Bruna Zanin said: “Chelsea have long been incredibly innovative in their use of Twitter.
“Couple this with Conte being one of the highest regarded coaches in world football at present, and it seemed like a natural fit.”
Chelsea won the title with two games to spare as they beat West Brom 1-0 at the Hawthorns last Friday.
They celebrated with their fans at Stamford Bridge with a 4-3 win over Watford on Monday, and will be presented with the trophy after hosting Sunderland in the league season finale on Sunday.
Conte’s team will seek to complete the double by beating Arsenal in the FA Cup final on May 27.
The Italian – who led Juventus to three straight Serie A titles before arriving at Chelsea via the Italian national team – is set to be offered a mega-money new contract.
And Conte will reportedly receive a huge war chest to lure the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku in preparation for Chelsea’s return to the Champions League.
Energy drink maker Carabao have made their own tribute to the champions, by taking the mick out of rivals Red Bull.
The Thai firm, one of Chelsea’s sponsors, have launched a Wins, Not Wings ad campaign, spoofing Red Bull’s slogan Gives You Wings.