Juventus coach joins list of possible names for Stamford Bridge job.
Juventus coach Antonio Conte is the latest manager to be linked with taking the manager’s job at Chelsea in the summer.
Chelsea will be looking for a new manager in the summer with interim manager Rafael Benitez, who took over from the sacked Roberto Di Matteo earlier this season, having confirmed he will not be staying on beyond the end of the season.
Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, currently in charge of Real Madrid, is the man most expected to take over the reins after putting his differences with owner Roman Abramovich behind him.
But ex-England boss Fabio Capello, one-time Chelsea caretaker manager Guus Hiddink, Everton’s David Moyes and Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini have also been linked with replacing Benitez in the summer.
Conte has joined the growing list of candidates for the job with Abramovich said to have been impressed with his record in charge of Juventus. He guided the club to the Serie A title last season without losing a game and they are six points clear this campaign and on course for back-to-back championships.
Conte, who performed his managerial scholarship with Atalanta and Siena before getting the Juventus job, was coy about links with Chelsea when speaking ahead of the Italian side’s Champions League clash with Celtic on Wednesday.
He is quoted as saying by Sportinglife: “My future? It is normal for some rumours to delight you, when you work well others notice it. We are doing well as a group both in Italy and abroad and we have to continue like this.”