Antonio Conte wants Chelsea to recognise his “real value” if he leads the club to the Premier League title in his first season in charge.
Chelsea look almost certain to win the Premier League crown in their first season under Antonio Conte, and a win tonight at West Brom will confirm them as champions.
Conte has taken Chelsea to the very top of the Premier League, following a disastrous season where the Blues’ finished 10th – a season that lead to Jose Mourinho being sacked for the second time by the club.
“If, in the future, we decide to extend the contract, we’ll decide this,” Conte said.
“The money is important only at this level to give the real value of a player or the coach. If you show you deserve it, you have earned the money. I think this.
“When you stay at this level, the money only explains to you your value. It tells you your value. Money is not the most important thing, but money is important to understand the real value of a person.
“I have a contract for another two years with Chelsea. It is logical when you start the work in a new club, the will is to continue to work for many years. For sure this is my will. But also I like to repeat in this moment, for me and my players, the important thing is to be focused on the moment.”
Conte also stressed that the most important thing is to secure the title, and not loose focus.
“Now the most important thing is to reach our target. The most important thing is to write the history of the club,” he said.
“It’s important now, don’t lose the concentration, be focused. I think we’re doing a really good job, but I want this job to become great and then fantastic. We have two big opportunities this season to finish this season in the right way.”