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Antonio Conte: Excited Chelsea fans eager to hear confirmation of serial winner as next manager

Antonio Conte paved the way for him to take charge of Chelsea in the summer by announcing today that he will step down as Italy manager after Euro 2016.

The 46-year-old did not drop Chelsea’s name but has been heavily tipped for the Stamford Bridge job, and did suggest that he wants to return to club management.

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“At the moment, my focus is on the Euros, where we’ll try with hard work and sacrifice to do our best at the tournament,” Conte is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

“Anyone who knows me, knows I will give my total commitment to this. I feel I should go back to being a club manager, to have the chance to train with players every day.”

The Blues, who have Guus Hiddink in interim charge, have been searching for a long-term successor to Jose Mourinho since December, and their fans were getting itchy!

Now the Chelsea contingent on Twitter want Roman Abramovich to confirm Conte as their next manager so that they can start planning for, and looking forward to, a new era.

Conte led Juventus to three successive Serie A titles before taking the Italy job in August 2014, and won five more before hanging up his boots. No wonder Chelsea fans are excited.

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