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13 Jul 2018

Chelsea: What's next for Antonio Conte?

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On Friday, Chelsea finally said 'Arrivederci!' to Antonio Conte ahead of the imminent appointment of Maurizio Sarri.

It’s been a long-overdue move that many fans expected to materialise as early as the final whistle of Chelsea’s season in May. 

It's difficult to say whether the delay was a tactical move from Chelsea, preventing Conte from taking up a job in England or simply a result of long negotiations between the sides.

Either way, should Conte consider a prompt return to coaching, he won't be overlooked. Upon his arrival in England, he stunned other title contenders by reinventing the 3-5-2 formation leading Chelsea to a decisive Premier League win in the 2016/17 campaign.

He’s also inspired the likes of Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and even tactically rigid Arsene Wenger to implement the system with three centre-backs in their teams.

Although his Chelsea spell turned sour, job offers will surely pile up on his desk. RealSport have looked at some possible destinations for Antonio Conte going forward.