Conte satisfied with tenure as Chelsea boss

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Antonio Conte, Manager of Chelsea holds the Emirates FA Cup trophy following his side's win during The Emirates FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on May 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Antonio Conte disclosed that he is completely satisfied with the experience he garnered as Chelsea manager.

Conte won the Premier League title in his debut season but a poor second season led to his exit despite winning the FA Cup title.

The tactician sat down with Sky Italia talk show ‘E poi c’e Cattelan’ to discuss his life in London after the Chelsea dismissal.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 19: Chelsea Manager, Antonio Conte looks on during a Chelsea FC Press Conference ahead of their Champions League last 16 match against FC Barcelona at Stamford Bridge on February 19, 2018, in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

“I am still living in London, as we wanted to give our little girl the opportunity to learn English,” explained Conte.

“We live in Cobham, in the countryside near Chelsea’s training ground, so there isn’t much to do. I spend a lot of my time on the couch watching matches and TV shows.

“Chelsea represented a very important experience for my career, as a Coach needs to have an experience abroad, dealing with other cultures and languages.

“I am satisfied, we won a Premier League title and played in two FA Cup Finals in two years.”

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Conte was asked about the differences between Italian and English football.

“There are many, above all before the game in Italy it’s like walking into church, whereas in England the kit staff put on loud music straight after I’ve announced the line-up.

“It wasn’t easy to deal with at first, but you get used to it. It’s impossible to change everything. I had particular problems with the differences in nutrition.

“Yet there is a definite difference in the intensity with which the English teams run. If you watch Italian and English games, you see there is a lot less focus on tactics and they tend to just throw everything forward.”

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