Tuesday February 19 2013
Vialli: 'Conte top of Chelsea list'

Gianluca Vialli claims Antonio Conte “is probably top of Chelsea’s list” for future managers, but will remain at Juventus for at least another year.

The former Chelsea boss and ex-Juventus striker spoke to Sky Sport Italia on recent reports Conte has caught the eye of Roman Abramovich.

“I think it is absolutely normal that he is courted by the most important clubs in Europe,” said Vialli.

“Chelsea need a talented and winning manager. Conte is probably top of their list, but I would be amazed if he were to leave Turin.

“I think he wants to stay at Juventus for at least another year, then something might happen.”

Chelsea won the Champions League last season with interim manager Roberto Di Matteo, but fired him after a 3-0 defeat to Juventus and brought in Rafa Benitez.