Chelsea face struggle to land manager target

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Chelsea have been warned off of an approach for Juventus manager Antonio Conte by the clubs’ director general.

According to talkSPORT, Blues owner Roman Abramovich wants the Serie A winning coach to take over at Stamford Bridge once Rafael Banitez departs in the summer.

It now looks as though Chelsea are in for a tussle if they really want to recruit Conte, as Juve intend on him being at the helm for some time.

Beppe Marotta admitted Conte would not stay in Turin for his entire management career but was hopeful the length of time there would be significant.

“I understand that not everyone is like Alex Ferguson, but I am convinced that we will have him with us for many more years,” he is quoted as saying in the talkSPORT report.

There has been much speculation over the next candidate to be Chelsea manager, especially when Pep Guardiola was confirmed to be taking over at Bayern Munich in the summer.

The former Barcelona boss was reportedly Abramovich’s top target for the Stamford Bridge hot seat.

Following Guardiola’s decision to opt for the Bundesliga giants, Conte was mooted as a possible target.

It is understandable as the former Italy international has been a revelation since taking over at Juve, leading them to an unbeaten Scudetto and looking on course to retain the title.

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