Antonio Conte has confirmed he will still be Chelsea’s manager next season, revealing his family are set to join him in London during the summer.
The Italian coach arrived in the English capital last year without his wife and daughter, who remained in their home country for personal reasons. This didn’t prevent the former Juventus boss enjoying a fine debut campaign in his adopted country, helping the Blues to the Premier League title whilst also steering them to the FA Cup final where they play Arsenal next weekend.
But with Inter Milan reportedly placing Conte at the very top of their wanted list as they seek a new head coach next season, it had been suggested the 47-year-old could be tempted to return to Serie A and be reunited with his family. However, he has all but ended such speculation by revealing wide Elisabetta and daughter Vittoria are joining him in London instead.
“Honestly for sure this season wasn’t easy for me about my family, because we decided my wife and my daughter would stay in Italy to allow my daughter to finish school,” said the Stamford Bridge boss. “But, for sure, next season our intention is to keep all the family in England and stay together. It will be a good opportunity, also, for my daughter to live in another country.”
Chelsea will look to become the first team to record 30 league wins in the Premier League era on Sunday afternoon, when bottom side Sunderland travel to the capital. It is sure to be an emotional afternoon for the supporters who will salute their captain John Terry, who will leave the club during the summer when his contract expires, ending his 22-year association with the club.