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Antonio Conte signs new two-year contract with Chelsea after winning Premier League title in his debut season

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by July 18, 2017 General

Antonio Conte has signed a new contract with Chelsea.

The Italian, who won the Premier League in his debut season with the Stamford Bridge outfit, has put pen to paper on a two-year deal.

The news was announced ahead of Chelsea’s pre-season trip to China and Singapore, where they will face Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan.

Upon penning the deal with the Blues, Conte said: “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.

The Italian won the Premier League in his debut season with Chelsea

Conte is hopeful of more Blues success in the coming season

“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.”

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “Antonio achieved incredible success last season, adapting to English football very quickly and leading us to the Premier League title.

“This new contract reflects our belief that he can continue to deliver results both domestically and as we return to European competition in the Champions League.”

The Blues lift the Premier League trophy at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea reached the FA Cup final last season but were beaten by Arsenal

Conte enjoyed a sensational debut season in the Premier League, winning the title at a canter and reaching the final of the FA Cup.

His tactics were instrumental in the Blues’ success as he switched to a back three early on in the season before going on a 13-match unbeaten run.

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