Tottenham will probably fall short in the English Premier League title race but that is not a reason to think the manager Mauricio Pochettino is not putting together a coming team for next season. Photograph: Lee smith/Reuters

There are those of us who have felt the praise directed Tottenham Hotspur’s way this season, particularly of late, has been over the top. Tottenham ar(...)

Antonio Conte will be free to start his job at Chelsea despite an ongoing match-fixing  trial. Photograph: Epa

Antonio Conte will be free to take up the reins at Chelsea after Euro 2016 regardless of the outcome of a match-fixing trial taking place in Cremona a(...)

 Italy coach Antonio Conte who will join Chelsea after the European Championships on a three-year contract. Photograph: Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA

Antonio Conte is convinced he can restore Chelsea to the Champions League at the first time of asking but already faces an uphill task to persuade Di(...)

 Antonio Conte will take over as Chelsea manager for the start of next season. Photograph: EPA

“Eat grass.” Out of context, Antonio Conte’s message to his Juventus players may have sounded more like a threat than an instruction but he repeated i(...)

Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich took over the London club in 2003. Photograph: Getty Images

Antonio Conte has become the seventh man to be named the permanent Chelsea manager by Roman Abramovich since the Russian bought the club in 2003. Giv(...)

 Antonio Conte has been named as the new Chelsea manager on a three-year deal. Photograph: Getty

Antonio Conte has signed a three-year contract worth £15m (€18.8m)to become the new Chelsea manager and will join the club after helming Italy’s Euro (...)

Spain’s Aritz Aduriz celebrates his goal against Italy at the Friuli stadium. Photograph: EPA

Euro 2016 finalists Italy and Spain cancelled each other out in a 1-1 international friendly draw in Udine on Thursday night. Napoli forward Lorenzo (...)

Italian national team head coach Antonio Conte speaks to the media during a press conference in Florence. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Italy manager Antonio Conte has refused to comment on speculation that he will become Chelsea’s new manager after Euro 2016 but admitted he is looking(...)

Antonio Conte will leave his role as Italy head coach after Euro 2016 this summer. Photograph: Getty Images

Antonio Conte is to step down as coach of Italy after Euro 2016, clearing the way for his appointment at Chelsea. The decision was announced by the p(...)

  Antonio Conte has been given the go-ahead to bring in his own staff at Chelsea. Photograph:  Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

Antonio Conte is edging closer to becoming Chelsea’s new manager after talks saw the club and the 46-year-old agree deals for some of his backroom sta(...)