Antonio Conte has confirmed that his future with the Italian national team is not dependent upon the results at Euro 2016.
The former Juventus boss recently announced his departure from the national team at the end of the tournament. His contract comes to an end in June and he has decided not to renew the deal. The announcement has triggered a lot of speculation that he is about to become the next Chelsea manager. The blues have been reportedly holding talks with Conte for a few weeks and they believe that they have a deal.
No precontract agreement has been signed between the two parties, but Conte is expected to come into Chelsea once Guus Hiddink’s time comes to an end in the summer. Hiddink is at Chelsea only as an interim manager. It was previously thought that Conte’s inability to get highflying results with the national team has been seen as a reason behind his departure. There are also rumours about the Italian FA placing unreasonable demands of the boss at the Euro 2016. Conte has swiftly ruled out those rumours. If the 46-year-old takes charge of Chelsea, he will be the second Italian to manage the club in the last decade. Carlo Ancelotti had immense success in his first season at the club.
“My decision to leave is not dependent on results at the European Championship and only dependent on returning to coaching.For example, after this game I will have lots of free time, maybe I will devote myself to my family.But I need to get back to working with players every day.It will be an angry Germany? The result of the last friendly against England doesn’t encourage us.We will find an angry and determined team, but I prefer it this way,” said Conte.