Chelsea manager Conte signs improved two-year deal

Chelsea manager Conte signs improved two-year deal
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte (AP)

London - Conte guided Chelsea to the title in his first season last year



By AFP

Published: Wed 19 Jul 2017, 6:36 PM

Last updated: Thu 20 Jul 2017, 3:24 PM

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte signed a new two-year deal with the Premier League giants on Wednesday as the club moved to quell reports of a rift with the Italian.
The deal was confirmed as Conte, who guided Chelsea to the title in his first season last year, prepares to take his squad on a pre-season tour of Asia.
"I am very happy to have signed a new contract with Chelsea," he said in a statement on Chelsea's official website.
"We worked extremely hard in our first year to achieve something amazing, which I am very proud of. Now we must work even harder to stay at the top."
No terms of the deal were disclosed. English press reports said the new contract improved the terms of the remaining two years left on the three-year deal Conte signed when he joined the club last year.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said the contract rewarded the "incredible success" Chelsea had enjoyed in Conte's first season.
"This new contract reflects our belief that he can continue to deliver results both domestically and as we return to European competition in the Champions League," Granovskaia said in a statement.


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