Antonio Conte has revealed that he wants his first season at the helm of Chelsea to end with John Terry holding the FA Cup aloft at Wembley, report the London Evening Standard.
The Blues reached the quarter-finals of the competition after defeating Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 on Saturday evening. They will host former manager Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United side in the next round; the same fixture ended 4-0 to the league leaders earlier in the season.
Despite Chelsea’s primary focus being on maintaining their lead at the top of the Premier League table, when asked whether it would be perfect for Terry to lift the trophy at Wembley, Conte appeared to be extremely fond of the idea:
“I’ll sign for that now, yes. But it wont be easy, there are eight strong teams with great surprise. We have to think of ourselves and go step by step.”
If Chelsea are triumphant in the FA Cup, it will be Terry’s sixth winners medal. Only former teammate and Chelsea legend Ashley Cole has more, having won three with Arsenal and four with the Blues.
Conte would be following in the footsteps of compatriot Carlo Ancelotti, who won the league and cup double in his first season in England.