Chelsea’s manager will be staying on for two more years


LONDON — Antonio Conte signed a new two-year contract as manager of English Premier League side Chelsea on Tuesday, the club has confirmed.

The new deal comes after the former Italian international won the English top flight in May in his first season in charge at the club.

“I am very happy to have signed a new contract with Chelsea,” Conte told the club’s website.

“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.”

The 47-year-old ex-player, who previously coached the Italian national team and Juventus, guided Chelsea to a record 13 consecutive league wins last season.