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Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte Admits He Will Return To Italy One Day

25 September 2017

Antonio Conte has admitted that he misses Italy and plans to return to his homeland in the near future, saying that though his experience with Chelsea has been overwhelmingly positive there is "not a doubt in my mind that I will be home before long".

Conte led Chelsea to the title in his first season but was constantly linked with the Inter Milan job having previously managed the national team, Juventus, Siena, Atalanta, Bari and Arezzo after an illustrious playing career.

Speaking to Radio Rai, he said: "I have nostalgia for Italy".

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"The experiences away from home are attractive and important, but I will return to Italy".

"It's not in my head to stay overseas for too long". I know Roma very well, they compete for the highest honours in Italy and will do the same in other competitions.

"I would never go to China, La Liga or Bundesliga but it is hard to foresee the future". Today you're working, tomorrow you're out.

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"As far as I am concerned, I always want to finish a project and for things to go the right way, but if you ask me if I miss Italy, then yes I do miss Italy, this is a matter of fact".

"The experience in England has enriched me greatly and it has helped me to improve in many ways". I'd also like to become a sporting director in the future.

His side face a tricky tie away to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday before returning to Premier League action in a crunch game with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in the Saturday evening kick-off. "For me, it's not easy to coach overseas". But I've experienced excellent stadiums, incredible atmospheres, fans who come to live in the moment, to have a party. Find us on Facebook too!

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Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte Admits He Will Return To Italy One Day