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EXCLUSIVE: Italian agent pleads with Chelsea boss Conte - 'come back we need you!'

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte needs to help "reform" football in his homeland,prominent Italian football agent Carlo Volpi has exclusively told Tribalfootball.

After spending an immensely successful playing career with Juventus, the 48-year-old has become a much revered figure in Italian football due to his tenure on the sidelines as manager of the Bianconeri and the Italian national team.

During his time at the Old Lady, Conte won three straight Scudetti, and after leaving to take over Italy in 2014, he lead the Azzurri to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016.

And with Italy failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958, Volpi is of the opinion that the country needs its best coaching talents involved in a critical revamp of the system.

"I wish Conte will come back in Italy eventually," said Volpi, who represents Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro, amongst others.

"I know it is egotistical by me, but here in Italy we need all of our best managers to reform the football movement."

Despite winning the Premier League in his debut season at Stamford Bridge, Conte has never been settled with the Blues.

Conte's family has struggled to acclimatise to life in London, and he's also endured bouts of homesickness; so much so, he revealed to the press that he hoped to one day soon manage again in Italy.

Tensions with Blues owner Roman Abramovich have also made life difficult for Conte, and recent job openings with AC Milan and Italy are believed to have tempted him to return to Italy.

Matteo Vitale
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