A few days ago he signed a new two-year contract, but not without giving it a lot of thought. Similarly, he thought about it long and well before promising Chelsea in May to be there on the first day of preseason.
Antonio Conte considered leaving the Blues at the end of last season, the temptation to return to Italy (most probably for Inter) was there, his need to take his family into consideration was obviously there as well, but in the end, he felt Chelsea is where he should be right now.
I am committed with the club, with this project, as I try to build something important. I must be honest, last season was very tough, it was very strong for me and for my family. It wasn’t easy for me because sometimes when you win you think that everything is easy but it wasn’t easy to win and to have this type of season
the Italian manager told The Mirror, talking about what crossed his mind during last season, and once that was over.
Now I decided with the club to continue our path. I spoke with the club and we found the right view about the future
Conte then said, expanding a little bit on why he decided to pen the new deal Chelsea offered him.
For every manager it is important to explain your idea. It’s very important that the club understand your idea and are ready to work together, to try together and to have this solid foundation. I can want this, but if I’m alone it’s very difficult to do this. My desire and the club’s was to continue this work and for this reason I renewed a new contract
the Blues manager said.