Even though this has been a thing that’s been understood for some time — Conte moving his family to England this summer, that is — it was still being used as fuel for transfer rumors, such as the incessant links with Inter Milan. But in talking with reporters yesterday, the Chelsea head coach has once again confirmed these plans, perhaps in the clearest most decisive terms yet. Basically, the only way this gets more definitive at this point is when they actually move.
“Honestly, for sure this season wasn't easy for me about my family because we decided, my wife and my daughter, they would stay in Italy to allow my daughter to finish school. But, for sure, next season our intention is to keep all the family in England and stay together.”
"It will be a good opportunity, also, for my daughter to live in another country. To go to school in another country is a fantastic opportunity, and a great gift for her. We chose the school also last season, an Italian school, and this is the last problem. In England, and above all in London, there are wonderful schools for the kids.”
-Antonio Conte; source: Evening Standard
While the family often came to visit and were regulars on weekend matchdays at the Bridge, the arrangement probably wasn’t the easiest. In fairness, with Chelsea changing head coaches about as often as one changes their underwear, Conte starting his new job with the minimum amount of disruption to his family’s living arrangements was probably the wise move anyway. Having won the title and perhaps even the Double, he’s bought himself at least ... oh, six-nine months of stability, right?