Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte yearns for a return to management

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Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has revealed he is ready to work again, and has expressed his desire to return to football management, months after he was sacked as Chelsea boss and replaced by former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri in July last year. Conte remains unsure of his next destination though. 

Conte was appointed as Chelsea manager back in April 2016, and the London club went on to win the Premier League in the Italian’s first season at the helm. The Blues went on to clinch the FA Cup in May, the following season under the Italian. But the former Juventus boss was axed in July that year, with one more year still remaining on his deal with the club.

However, a clause in Conte’s deal with Chelsea prevented him from undertaking managerial duties elsewhere in England until his initial contract ran down. The 49-year old Italian was linked with a move to Real Madrid last October, when Julen Lopetegui was sacked as the Los Blancos’ manager.

“I surely miss being in the dugout, I’m very calm while I wait to know my new destination. I don’t know what it will be,” Conte said, when asked about his future.

Serie A side Inter Milan were reported to have had talks with him for a managerial stint. However, he denied such claims saying, “I have not got any offers from Italy.”