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Reports: Antonio Conte in talks with two European giants

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What's next for Conte?

What’s the story?

Antonio Conte's future is at Chelsea not clear and the manager knows that more than anyone. The Italian is not taking any chances and has already begun talks with two European giants about joining them in the summer.

This is according to Duncan Castles via Daily Star. The manager reportedly has begun talks with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain – both clubs are reportedly looking to replace their manager.

In his weekly Transfer Window Podcast, Duncan Castles explained: “Conte’s plan is to leave Chelsea at the end of the season - if he survives that long. It looks like he will survive that long because he’s managed to turn results around there and they’ve got a reasonable chance in the Champions League - mainly given the way he sets his teams up in style that means they can beat any side. Conte wants to win the Champions League - that’s his primary objective. He wants to prove himself as a Champions League winning manager.”

He went on to add: “I think the Real Madrid job is very appealing to him because that is probably the best chance to win the Champions League as a manager. His agent has been trying to push him forward as a candidate for Paris St-Germain so he’s also take that job, but he’s not first-choice there.”

In case you didn’t know…

Chelsea have not retained a manager for more than 2.5 years even if he's won the major trophy in the previous season. The managerial door keeps revolving at the club and Conte knows that very well.

The heart of the matter

Real Madrid have hit a slump with Zidane while PSG owners are not happy with Unai Emery despite having a stunning start to the season. The two clubs are also keeping tabs on Conte as they know the quality he can bring in to the club.


Author’s Take

Antonio Conte's future at Chelsea might be uncertain but the fans would be hoping that he stays at the club no matter what. There is no manager available right now, who can replace the Italian at the club. He's got a project in his mind and he should be given the backing to complete it.

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