Respected journalist Henry Winter has touted Antonio Conte, the Italian national team’s manager, as the next manager of Chelsea FC.

Gus Hiddink has once again come to the rescue, having taken over as the caretaker manager at Chelsea FC following the sacking of the fans’ beloved Jose Mourinho.

With Pep Guardiola being announced as the new Manchester City manager, all eyes are now on Chelsea FC expecting them to make a move in appointing their new permanent manager for the next season.

Conte to Chelsea FC: Winter

While Diego Simeone has been heavily linked with the vacant job at Stamford Bridge, Times’ correspondent Henry Winter has said that the London outfit should look to Conte, who made his name with Juventus, having rebuilt a struggling side into title winners, as their new manager

Winter is heard saying in the video above that while Chelsea FC have been heavily linked with Simone, all the “smoke signal” coming from his sources in Madrid indicate that they should “look to Italy for the next Chelsea manager”.

Conte in profile

The Italian national team manager had a distinguished career with the Old Lady, captaining them to a Champions League win and five league titles while playing as a midfielder. He was also part of the Italian team who were the runners-up in the 1994 World Cup and 2000 European Championship.

Conte’s managerial career really took off when he guided Juventus to three successive Scudettos, having used the less familiar 3-5-2 formation. Conte signed a deal with the Italian national team in 2014 valid till the European Championship 2016, and will be available as a free agent for the 2016-17 season.

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