Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has signed a new 2 year deal with the club. The news was announced on Chelsea’s official website and their social media accounts. The 47-year-old led the Blues to the Premier League title in his first season in charge, and had a chance of winning the double, only to lose to Arsenal in the FA Cup Final. There were rumors linking him to Inter Milan during the summer and this will come as good news to the fans who were scared he would leave. He will now become Chelsea’s highest paid manager in history as he is set to earn £9.5m-a-year.
“I am very happy to have signed a new contract with Chelsea. 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,” he said.
The Italian led Chelsea to an incredible season. The champions won 30 league fixtures, a record in the Premier League which included a 13 game winning streak, a club record. Their impressive performance domestically also marked a return for them in the Champions League next season. As they prepare for the upcoming season, Chelsea have signed Tiemoue Bakayoko from French champions Monaco and Antonio Rudiger from Roma. They kick off their Premier League title defence at home to Burnley on Saturday, 12th August.