Antonio Conte would be eager for Italy return - FIGC chief

Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte's future has been a topic of much debate recently Credit Getty Images

Italy's Olympic Committee (CONI) on Thursday appointed Roberto Fabbricini as commissioner to oversee the crisis-ridden Italian football federation (FIGC).

Conte's Blues are now 18 points behind runaway leaders Manchester City and fighting for a top-four finish in order to qualify for the Champions League.

"From the start of the season, and since the defeat against Bournemouth, there's been a lot of speculation about me being sacked", Conte added.

However, Conte has shut down the ongoing speculation over his future and insists he plans to stay at the club for at least two more seasons.

"The only thing that I can tell you now that I still have 18 months of contract with Chelsea and my desire to continue to stay here, to continue my work".

"I don't see any problems with this".

Despite Conte's protestations that he still has 18 months to run on his contract, many believe this is his final campaign at Stamford Bridge.

"But I'm not interested in this. I don't trust in nothing else, only in my work and my job".

"Me after one year, and then after we won the league because don't forget that last season we won the league as underdogs".

"This is how I became one of the best coaches or managers".

"People have contracts with clubs all over the world, or personal engagements with clubs or national teams which we are not necessarily aware of".

Giroud could make his Chelsea debut on Monday when the Blues travel across London to face Watford.

"[Roberto] Mancini was in Rome but we didn't contact him", Fabbricini said. Olivier is coming back from a muscular injury. "This season, it has always been the same, a lot of pressure around me and I don't understand why", he said. I like to have the pressure and I like this type of situation.

"I will give it my best shot to be in Russian Federation". "I like to live with this pressure".

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