Antonio Conte agrees new Chelsea contract

He has only been in the Chelsea hotseat for seven months, but Antonio Conte has already agreed a new contract, according to Tuttomercatoweb.

The 47-year-old was hired by Blues owner Roman Abramovich in April last year, but did not officially join up with the club until the summer as he ended his reign as Italy head coach by taking the nation to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016.

The Italian’s tactical nous and passion on the touchline has been warmly welcomed by those connected to Chelsea, and he will be even more popular if he guides the team to the Premier League title.

The West London outfit have a healthy eight-point lead at the top of the standings with 13 games left to play.

Conte has proven that he can cut it in England’s top flight, particularly after he switched to a 3-4-3 system following his team’s 3-0 defeat to Arsenal.

From that point on, the Blues won 13 league games in a row, and since the start of October have lost just once in 19 top-flight fixtures.

Now, Tuttomercatoweb reports that Conte has penned a new deal that will keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2020, which is a year longer than the contract he initially agreed when he became Chelsea boss.

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