- Antonio Conte’s future at Chelsea has been in jeopardy for the past few months with the Italian being linked to moves away to manage other clubs.
- It appears that the Chelsea manager could now be firmly set upon this job as his next.
- Italy want Conte to return to the role as their national boss following the sacking of Gian Piero Ventura.
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Italy want Antonio Conte to return as their national boss, the Chelsea boss will reportedly be unlikely to turn down the offer.
Italy crashed out of World Cup qualification after slipping to a 1-0 defeat over two legs to Sweden this week prompting them to sack their manager Gian Piero Ventura. It would appear that they are now lining up a move for Chelsea boss Conte to return to the national set-up.
A report from Italian sports outlet CalcioMercato has stated that the board at the Italian national side are keen to bring Conte back to the helm of the team and that Conte is very keen on managing the Azzurri.
Italy’s failure to qualify was the first time the four-time World Cup winners have been unable to qualify for a World Cup since 1958. The disappointment prompted some of the biggest stars for the national side to retire from international duty. Word Cup winner and legend Gianluigi Buffon retired immediately after the full-time whistle stating that his 175th appearance for Italy was his last in a post-match interview.
Just this month the Daily Express reported that Conte was eyeing the PSG job but it appears that the vacant position at his national side could alternatively be the next step for the Italian.
Conte stepped down from his position at the national manager in 2016 after an impressive European Championships but certainly did not close the door on a possible return.