I Must Leave Chelsea Soon – Chelsea Manager

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has expressed his intention to return to Italy in the future after revealing that he is not planning to “stay abroad for too long”.

The former Italy coach was rewarded with a new two-year contract in the summer having led Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season in charge.

Conte, who won three successive Serie A titles during his time at Juventus, insisted in August that he was totally committed to Chelsea despite persistent rumours of a return to his homeland.

But, on Monday, Conte told Radio Anch’io Sport: “I miss Italy, there is no doubt.

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“It is not in my mind to stay abroad for a long time. Italy is my country. I will return, I don’t know when but that is the aim.”

When asked further about his future and other countries that he may enjoy working in, including China and Germany, Conte said: “China? No, absolutely not. Bundesliga? It’s always difficult to predict the future. Let’s just say that a coach is a temporary worker.

“It depends on the results, but there’s desire on my part to try to do the best I can, finishing one project and then finding the right one to continue. I miss Italy, that’s a fact.

“Still, this experience is helping me so much. I would also like to change role, maybe become a sporting director in the future.”