Chelsea Target Antonio Conte Set to leave Italy Job after EURO 2016

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As confirmed by the Italian Football Association, long-term Chelsea target Antonio Conte will leave his post as the manager of the Italian National team after the conclusion of UEFA Euro 2016.

Conte took charge of the Italian National team in 2014 after leaving Juventus in the preceding summer.

His 3-year spell at the Turin based club was marked with trophies as Juventus won 3 Serie A titles on a trot.

The Old Lady were also brilliant in domestic Cup competition as they won 2 SuperCoppa Italia during Conte’s 3-year-spell at the helm.

Clearly, for a manager who is known for changing his tactics according to the opposition, the decision of Conte to leave Italy after EURO 2016 will be a huge boost for Chelsea.

Chelsea are looking to capture his signature since the sacking of Jose Mourinho last year.

Although names like Jorge Sampaoli were also apparently on Chelsea’s wish-list, the experience of Conte to coach in the European Leagues put him above the Chilean Manager in the pecking order.

However, while he might have a decade of managerial experience under his belt, his lack of experience outside of Italy will genuinely test the credentials of Conte.

Although Conte has managed 5 clubs in his career before becoming head coach of the Italian National team in 2014, none of those jobs were outside Italy.

Therefore looking at the competitive nature of English Premier League, Conte might be in for a surprise when he takes in the reigns of Chelsea in the coming summer.

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