Antonio Conte set for bumper new deal at Chelsea

by Jack Kitson / 09 March 2017, 13:37

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is all set to sign a bumper new deal in the summer, according to The Telegraph.

Conte is currently on a £6.5m-a-year contract, but this could be propelled up to an annual £8m salary, providing Chelsea, as expected, are crowned the champions of England for the sixth time.

Since his summer arrival the Italian has made a staggering impact at Stamford Bridge, and is currently bidding to win the Premier League and FA Cup double (7/2 Sky Bet).

Antonio Conte

Chelsea are currently a sizeable 10 points clear at the summit of the table with 11 matches remaining. The capital club have been on fire since losing back-to-back games to Liverpool and Arsenal in September, triumphing in 18 of their subsequent 21 league matches, suffering just the one defeat in that time.

Conte’s men are also eyeing up FA Cup glory. The Londoners lock horns with Man Utd in the quarter-finals on Monday as they bid to take one step closer to hoisting the famous trophy for the fifth time in the last 11 seasons.

If Conte does add to his trophy collection this season, then he’ll be following in the footsteps of former Chelsea bosses Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti, who each previously enjoyed superb debut campaigns in charge of the Blues.

Mourinho hoisted the League Cup and then stormed to the top-flight title with a record-breaking tally of 95 points, while Ancelotti won the league and cup double.

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