Conte aiming to stay with Chelsea long term

The London club are on course for a domestic double in his first season

BY Simon Maguire 12:35 Sunday 16 April 2017, 12:35 16 Apr 2017

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is hoping to stay at Chelsea for years to come after a positive first season so far in England. 

The Italian lead Juventus to three consecutive Serie A titles before taking taking over as the national coach of Italy in 2014.

He is enjoying a successful first year in London with Chelsea four points clear at the top of the Premier League ahead of this evenings game against Jose Mourinho's Manchester United at Old Trafford. His side are also due to meet Tottenham in the semi-final of the FA Cup later this month.

Speaking to Sky Sports in Italy ahead of the weekend he said: "I hope to stay for a long time here, coaching is not an easy job and a lot depends on the results.

"I like to think results are important, but they are not everything. I think for every coach our work is important every day and then to be judged.

"During the game I think I show my passion and my will to not lose. I don't want to lose. I love football and I think people understand my passion. It's great to know that Chelsea fans are happy with me," he added.

Man United and Chelsea is due to kick-off at 16:00 on Sunday and there'll be live commentary on Off the Ball. 

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