Chelsea are very close to winning the Premier League title, they have a four-point advantage over Tottenham and a game in hand, and if everything goes… according to plan for them, Antonio Conte will become the fourth Italian coach to lead a PL side to glory.
Carlo Ancelotti won the title in 2010 with Chelsea, Roberto Mancini did the same with Manchester City two years later, and Claudio Ranieri succeeded the… unthinkable last season with Leicester City. How does Conte feel about that?
It’s logical to be proud. Last season I supported a lot Claudio Ranieri to win the title. In Italy we celebrated this win in a great way. I think Claudio deserved this for his career. It’s right to have joy if an Italian manager wins the title in England, but also for example with Carlo Ancelotti in Germany. We have another coach who I know very well, who is winning in Russia
the Chelsea manager told reporters, referring to Massimo Carrera, his former assistant, who has practically already won the title in the Russian Premier League with Spartak Moscow.
As for the bonus he will receive if Chelsea win the double (they play in the FA Cup final against Arsenal), Conte seemed to prioritize other… benefits.
I hope to win the title with the players and the club. This is the most important thing. For me, the present, the gift, is not important. It’s important to reach this target for myself. For myself. For my work. For my family. It’s very important, this. I’m not waiting for a Ferrari
the Italian manager said.