The Tinkerman has spoken!
Reports have emerged regarding the Italian’s perceived sense of homesickness and his eagerness to return to Italy.
Conte told RadioUno ““I miss it, that’s beyond doubt. Italy is my homeland, so once I have had some good experiences, formative experiences, important and life-changing experiences, I’ll be back. I don’t know when but that’s the aim.”
Nevertheless, Claudio Ranieri isn’t convinced by Conte’s words. While the former Leicester manager recognises that the Chelsea boss may have received insufficient backing in the transfer window, he believes that Conte will remain as Chelsea’s manager for the foreseeable future.
“The Premier League remains the top, and I’m not convinced by Conte’s homesickness.
“Maybe he was expecting a different transfer campaign, but for a few years now [Roman] Abramovich hasn’t been doing crazy spending.
“Manchester United and Manchester City have made great signings, so I imagine it’s more draining for Antonio to be fighting on two fronts with the same players.”
Here’s hoping that Ranieri is correct. Forza Conte!