Antonio Conte has refused to admit he will be the next Chelsea manager when he leaves his post with Italy after Euro 2016.
The former Juventus coach is the hot favourite to become Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor at Stamford Bridge after confirming he will quit the Azzurri after the summer’s tournament.
The 46-year-old is expected to sign a three-year deal with the Premier League club before the end of the season, but now Conte has insisted he is keeping his options open.
“For me it’s not a taboo subject,” he said.
“I can also speak about Italian clubs too. I will consider the choices on offer whether in Italy or abroad. The only thing I can confirm is that I’m not going to go to another national team as I miss club management.
“Everyone would like to work in the English Premier League … it is normal for me too. I can talk about Chelsea, no problem; but now I’m focused on Italy.”