May 19, 2018 / 7:32 PM / 3 months ago

Soccer-I'm a "serial winner", says Conte as he awaits Chelsea decision

LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) - Chelsea coach Antonio Conte declared himself “a serial winner” after leading his side to a 1-0 victory over Manchester United in the FA Cup final on Saturday and he said it was up the club to decide whether he will stay in the job.

Conte won the league with Chelsea in the 2016-17 season, his first in England. But the London club finished fifth in the Premier League and failed to qualify for the Champions League, leading to speculation that the Italian would be dismissed.

“I am the first to accept every decision for the future. Because after these two seasons I will always love this colour, these fans, this club. And also if my future must be in a different way,” Conte told reporters.

“I think that after two years, the club knows me very well. If they want to continue to work with me, they know me, I can’t change,” he said.

Writing by William Schomberg, editing by Ed Osmond

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