Italian manager Antonio Conte’s confidence is increasing as he believes that he can become the next permanent head coach of the Blues ahead of the Premier League champions’ other top targets, according to The Guardian.
The west London side have already held talks with Conte, but it is understood that Jorge Sampaoli, Diego Simeone and Massimiliano Allegri all have a chance to take Chelsea job.
But with The “Old Lady” are positive that Allegri will sign a new contract and Atletico manager, Diego Simeone has told his footballers that he is already planning for the summer at La Liga giants it seems, Conte is the main favourite in the pursuit of Chelsea post.
And British media have already revealed that the head coach of Italy identified Roma star Radja Nainggolan as a possible signing if he is appointed by The Blues owner Roman Abramovich.
While Chelsea have tried to keep their cards close to their chest over the club’s manager hunt, Former Juventus star has made no secret of the fact he wants to manage the Premier League club when his current deal as the national coach of Italy expires after the Euro 2016.
Also, the Guardian claims: Conte has told friends in Italy that he has spoken with Roman Abramovich and believes he has a good chance of getting the job, despite the West London club’s interest in other big names.
Sampaoli, who is currently out of action, is a serious contender for the job. However, he has never managed the European club, while Conte’s chances have been increased by the fact Allegri and Simeone currently seem more likely to stay at their current posts.