Chelsea fans can breathe a sigh of relief with the news that Antonio Conte has signed a new deal at the club.
The Italian has been reportedly frustrated at the clubs lack of action in the transfer market this summer, especially in their hunt for a new striker.
He had been linked with a return to Italy in the summer, and also has a history of walking out on jobs when he doesn’t get his own way.
However, despite his frustrations, he has agreed a new two-year deal with the West London club.
The deal doesn’t extend his original three year deal that he signed last summer, but does show the Italians commitment to the club, as well as give him improved personal terms.
A statement reads:
“I am very happy to have signed a new contract,
“We worked extremely hard in our first year to achieve something amazing, which I am very proud of. Now we must work even harder to stay at the top.
“The Chelsea fans have given me so much support since I arrived here one year ago and it is important we continue to succeed together.”
Conte guided the club back to the top of the Premier League in his first season in England, after the Blues finished in a woeful 10th in the previous season.
His new contract is believed to be worth £9.5million-a-year.