Italy manager Antonio Conte to step down after Euro 2016

Antonio Conte will step down from his position as manager of Italy following Euro 2016, the BBC reports.

Conte has been heavily linked with the managerial vacancy at Chelsea and this move increases the prospect of him taking over at Stamford Bridge.

The 46-year-old was appointed Italy manager in August 2014 shortly afterresigning as coach of Juventus.

“He feels the need for the pitch, the everyday training,” said Italian FA president Carlo Tavecchio.

Conte led the Turin club to three successive Serie A titles prior to taking on the national job.

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