ANTONIO CONTE has incredibly confirmed he is ‘100 per cent’ set to stay on as Chelsea boss, despite talk of him heading back to Italy.
Blues chief has been subject of speculation that he would sign a mega-money deal at Inter Milan, but he looks set to stay put at Stamford Bridge.
Conte has revealed he wants to stay at the club in order to take over English football, as he eyes a league-FA Cup double after winning the Premier League already in his debut season.
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When asked if he would 100 per cent be staying at Chelsea, Conte replied: “Yes.
“We have started to do our work. We have to improve next season and find the right solution.”
The famous double could be secured within a fortnight against Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley.
And Conte firmly believes the Premier League champions can improve even further in 2017-18.
The Italian said: “They can get better.
“We’ve worked together only for nine months and I think if you continue with these players you can improve a lot now they know my ideas.
“I know them, I know the characteristics of my players and we can improve.”
There had been increasing talk that Conte would up sticks and head to Inter Milan – who are willing to make him the joint-highest paid boss in football, at an eye-watering £20million-a-year.
Inter were also willing to hand Conte a £125m transfer kitty this summer, but fortunately for Chelsea fans, the Italian looks set to build a dynasty in west London.