Antonio Conte has been a Chelsea success story. The Italian gaffer has galvanised a group of players who underperformed to a horrendous level last season as they put up a limp defence of their Premier League title and transformed them into a champions-elect for 2016/17.
Indeed, the Blues are eight points clear at the summit of the table, with their 13-game winning streak in league action between October and late December one of the greatest the division has ever witnessed. Simply put, it will take quite the turn of events for the Londoners to not lift the big trophy in May, especially with their major rivals back in European action now.
So, TuttoMercatoWeb’s claims that Chelsea are ready to extend Conte’s stay at Stamford Bridge already will come as a welcome boost for many fans of the club, who will be delighted to have one of the game’s leading bosses tied down until 2020.
But, should they be? It may be too soon to go throwing new terms at Conte, after all the 47-year-old is not known for sticking around – he’s never spent longer than three years in charge of any side – while Jose Mourinho famously penned a fresh contract before it all went sour in 2015/16.
There are arguments on both sides of this, then, so we want you to answer this question: Is it too soon for Chelsea to commit to new Conte deal?