According to various reports, former Juventus manager Antonio Conte is the leading candidate to replace Jose Mourinho as Chelsea manager if the Special One will be released from Stamford Bridge.
Italian manager has guided Juventus to three consecutive Serie A titles and according to the rumours he may be considered as Mourinho’s replacement at Chelsea. However, Conte is currently head coach of Italy, which he is unlikely that he will vacate his post before Euro 2016 on summer.
According to the Independent, Conte is understood to be open to a move to the Premier League after his contract expires next summer.
The candidacy of Antonio Conte, however, is rather surprising considering that he did not appear earlier in the list of potential Mourinho’s replacement. In the list of names of Mourinho’s successors appeared former Chelsea coach, Carlo Ancelotti, who has however ruled out his return to Stamford Bridge. Also current Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola was taken into consideration however the Citizens will try to do all their best to lure him instead of the Blues.
So far, the 46-year- old did not comment on rumors about the opportunity of taking charge at Chelsea. Therefore it belongs to approach those revelations with appropriate caution.