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Written by Chineze Ogugua

It was a heartwarming news for Chelsea FC fans yesterday as Coach Antonio Conte signed a new two-year contract with the club.

The deal was announced yesterday on the official Chelsea site which will see him earn a record £9.6m a year as a Chelsea Manager. This is the highest among all Chelsea Managers.

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 Chelsea fans have given me so much support since I arrived here one year ago and it is important we continue to succeed together.’

Representing the club, the director Marina Granovskaia said: ‘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.’

Last season Conte lifted the Premier League title at the first attempt recording a league high 30 wins in a single season and will love to continue in that stride by attempting to add the Champions league trophy.

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