Former Chelsea boss Conte plans to return to premier league after Inter adventure

Antonio Conte was ungraciously brought to Chelsea in 2018, but at some stage, the Italian remains keen to return to the Premier League.

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Antonio Conte was ungraciously brought to Chelsea in 2018, but at some stage, the Italian remains keen to return to the Premier League.

He is currently looking to mastermind Inter's Serie A title challenge, but his San Siro contract is only due to run until the summer of 2022, when he will decide to take on a new challenge.

If he had his way, once he is free to make another major career decision, a man who has landed an English top-flight crown and FA Cup glory over two seasons at Stamford Bridge will retrace those moves.

Conte told The Telegraph of his future plans: “I have this season and another year of my contract at Inter and I started a project here, and, honestly, I want to continue this project and stay for many years because we are building the bases.

“But, for sure, in my future, I want to come back to England to have another experience because I enjoyed my stay there a lot and to breathe the atmosphere in England.

“For me, for my family, I’d like to one day come back to England because we lived an incredible experience and we want to continue to have another experience in England.”

Conte was sacked by Chelsea as they paved the way for Maurizio Sarri to take the reins in west London.

Another highly-rated Italian coach spent just one year with the Blues before returning to his homeland, with Frank Lampard taken back to familiar surroundings in 2019.

The Chelsea legend has fared admirably in the most demanding of roles, with Conte impressed with the progress made by a club that worked through a transfer embargo before spending big in the last window.

He said: “I think that the club wants to come back to win.

“I think, honestly, now in this moment Chelsea is a really good team, a strong team, a large squad to face many, many competitions. They worked very well and in this moment they have many, many players.

“I remember when I arrived at Chelsea and the situation wasn’t this. Because I remember in my first season, we faced the season with only 16 players. But, in this year, the club worked very well. I know they are doing a really good job because I continue to follow Chelsea. I am a fan.

“Lampard is, for sure, doing a good job and he knows very well the club because he’s a legend for Chelsea. I think it was the same when I started with Juventus because I knew very well the club and the way that you had to follow to reach your target. Lampard is the right coach for Chelsea.”


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