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Antonio Conte reveals why he drives a £15,000 Nissan Juke instead of a Ferrari

Chelsea boss says luxury supercar is a bit much for the school run

Antonio Conte is not one to indulge in life’s luxuries as much as some of football’s other big names.

While many of his players turn up to Chelsea’s training ground in Range Rovers, Bentleys and so forth, the gaffer rocks up in an affordable £15,000 Nissan Juke.

Antonio Conte has a modest Nissan Juke over a luxury supercar

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Antonio Conte has a modest Nissan Juke over a luxury supercar

Last week, Conte’s motor was crushed when a huge glass tabletop blew off a rooftop terrace and onto its bonnet during a storm.

So the Italian boss is currently driving an even less luxurious car in the form of a Toyota Yaris while his Nissan is repaired.

And Conte, who earns £9million-a-year, says he has no desire to buy a bling motor.

“This is my wife’s desire to have a small car because a small car is easier to drive and then especially if you are starting to drive on the right,” he said.

“This car is enough for my daughter, for my wife because my wife uses the car to bring my daughter to school and if we want to have a dinner around Cobham we can go.

“I think that it is enough to have this type of car.

Antonio Conte’s car was wrecked at the Chelsea training ground earlier this week

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Antonio Conte’s car was wrecked at the Chelsea training ground earlier this week

“I don’t know about this but everyone has to understand the utility of something.

“In this case to bring my daughter from my house to the international school it is not necessary to have a Ferrari or a Porsche.

“It is enough to have a Nissan to do this in a simple way.”

Thibaut Courtois has a left-hand-drive Cadillac Escalade

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Thibaut Courtois has a left-hand-drive Cadillac Escalade

While Willian drives a beautiful Bentley Bentayga – a fine choice

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While Willian drives a beautiful Bentley Bentayga – a fine choice

N’Golo Kante shares his manager’s taste in cars, driving a £20,000 Mini.

The French midfielder crashed earlier this week on the way to Wednesday’s EFL Cup semi-final against Arsenal.

Not in the best nick

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Not in the best nick

Kante, hit a lorry on King’s Road as he made his way to Stamford Bridge.

A fan who witnessed the accident said: “His wing mirror was smashed and his front wheel arch was all dented.

“He must have been pretty annoyed but he was more than happy for fans to take selfies with him.”

Good to see a couple of the Premier League’s key figures with their feet on the ground.

And fair play to those who drive a Ferrari as well — if you’ve got the money, why not?


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