A winning side is a happy side. Everyone in the blue part of London, especially those at Stamford Bridge, love Antonio Conte.

He is enjoying the support of the owner, the board, the players and fans.

On the edge of winning a double and a historic win of the English Premier League title in his debut season, Conte seems to be the very special.

Antonio Conte is ready to sign a contract extension with Chelsea which will establish him as the highest-paid manager in the club’s history.

This comes as he seeks to secure a Premier League and FA Cup Double with victory over Arsenal at Wembley.

Chelsea are expected to offer the Italian a deal worth around £9.6m a year until 2021, two years beyond his current contract’s expiry, in the wake of a hugely impressive first year in English football. 

Conte anticipates returning briefly to Italy for a break after the FA Cup final and the club’s end-of-season awards night in Battersea on Sunday, but will soon be back in London to continue planning for next season.

“My situation is very clear: I have two more years’ contract with the club,” said Conte. 

“Then, if the club give me the possibility to stay here and to extend my contract, for sure I am available to do this. We have the same idea about the future and we’ve started to work for next season. 

"For sure we’ll try to improve our squad because we have to face an important competition in the Champions League. But I think the club and me, we have the same point of view on this. I hope to stay here for many years.”