A nervous wait for Chelsea fans has come to an end with the announcement that Antonio Conte has signed an improved two year contract with the club.
The Italian proved to be a force of nature during his first season in the Premier League, guiding Chelsea to the domestic crown with a run that included 13 consecutive victories.
Conte had since kept Blues fans on their toes regarding his future in London though, and while this new deal does not outright extend his tenure, it will alleviate any fears of a quick departure.
“I am very happy to have signed a new contract with Chelsea. 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,” Conte told the official Chelsea website.
“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.”
Here are the best reactions to come from Twitter regarding the announcement:
— karan bhujbal (@249karan) July 18, 2017
Can’t wait to see him jumping around next season ?? best of the best #Conte ??
— Lexzandrous (@Lexzandrous) July 19, 2017
— Tony Whichelo (@tony_which) July 18, 2017
— Seán Howlin (@SeanHowlin89) July 18, 2017
— Tom Hudson (@tomhudson1987) July 18, 2017
— Daniele Leocata (@DaniLeo_Racing) July 18, 2017
— Rossa O’Sullivan (@rossaosullivan) July 18, 2017
— Michael Hicks (@michaelhicks27) July 18, 2017
Get in. Best signing of the summer! #conte
— Scott McIntyre (@scottmc_79) July 18, 2017
— Tom Hawkins (@TomHawkins101) July 18, 2017
— Faisal (@iiLAMPARD_CFC) July 18, 2017