'Sooner or later I will coach Roma' - Former Chelsea boss Conte eyes Serie A return

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The ex-Italy and Juventus coach has been out of football since leaving Stamford Bridge at the end of 2017-18 campaign

Antonio Conte says he can see himself as head coach of Roma or one day returning to Juventus.

The Italian has not worked since leaving his post at Chelsea last year, having endured a disappointing final season in west London despite winning the Premier League title in 2016-17. 

Conte has already revealed there is a 60 per cent chance he could return to Serie A next term and now says he sees Roma as a likely destination.

"I fell in love with Rome in the two years I was coach of the national team," Conte told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"At the Olimpico, you feel the passion of the supporters who live football with a particular intensity. And they go out of their mind for Roma.

"It's a very passionate environment that surrounds you. Today the conditions are not there but I think one day, sooner or later, I will go to coach Roma."

The 49-year-old was previously in charge of Juventus between 2011-14, and worked as the Italy international coach between 2014-16, leading them to Euro 2016.

But Conte said of a potential return to Turin: "I think Juventus have started a path and I think they are very happy with [Massimiliano] Allegri, who is doing very well. One day, you never know."

Conte spent two years at Stamford Bridge, claiming an FA Cup win in 2017-18 after having taken the league title in his first year in charge. 

"The experience I had abroad made me stronger and more complete," he continued.

"I would recommend it to any Italian coach. It's tough, but it improves you. Today, if someone calls me, I know that I have to work with my idea of ​​football and my method.

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"I'm not a manager, I don't think a coach's goal is to do as little damage as possible.

"I find it humiliating for those feeling like that.

"I feel like the goal of my work is victory. The path to get there is made of work, of sacrifice, of unity. Of intentions, to think with 'us' and not with 'I'."

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