Conte signs new deal amidst concerns of wary future

Antonio Conte has made waves in England with Chelsea in the last season, the greatest fruit of England; the Premier League trophy belongs to Conte. In his first season, he achieved so much and it’s hard to think what else he could do. One thing is for sure, he has committed his future to the Blues for two more seasons.

The deal seems rather wary nonetheless, given Conte joined the club in 2016 in a three-year deal, he now has signed a two-year deal meaning he will be there till the same time, the end of the 2019 season. This might have something to do with the 47-year-old’s frustration of Chelsea’s lack of signings this summer, although business is picking up.

The former Juventus central midfielder and manager has the winning mentality that has proved due justice throughout his career. The born and bred Italian wanted reassurance from the Board before announcing the new deal; given Chelsea’s illustrious history of manager sackings, it is clear to see Conte’s apprehension.

His style resulted in a record 30 wins in one season with 13 consecutive league victories last season, and it is very certain and specialised to his footballing life. He changed the set-up to utilise the wide players more efficiently and therefore create the chance that Chelsea lacked under Mourinho and other predecessors.

Despite sacrificing the defensive strength with a 3-3-4-3 line-up, the goals kept flooding in and the boys in Blue became unstoppable winning the Premier League title by 7 points over London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur. Taking all of this into consideration, Conte has shown his resilience and now the club have shown their full support. Many predict this will be a relationship that builds bridges often burned by the impulsive and demanding Chelsea chairman, Roman Abramovich.

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