Antonio Conte: Chelsea boss 'committed' after FA Cup win

FA Cup: I'll respect Chelsea's decision on my future - Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte says he is "committed" to Chelsea but "can't change" his management style if he stays at the club after they won the FA Cup.

Conte has a year left on his deal but has been widely tipped to leave after failing to qualify for next season's Champions League.

He described himself as a "serial winner" after Saturday's 1-0 victory over Manchester United at Wembley.

"After two years, the club knows me very well," said the Italian.

Chelsea lifted the FA Cup for the eighth time thanks to Eden Hazard's first-half penalty.

Conte won the Premier League title in his first season at Stamford Bridge, having arrived in 2016 after two years as Italy coach. However, he has found this campaign much tougher and the Blues finished fifth in the league table.

"In every press conference, I always say I'm committed to this club, to respect my contract," said the 48-year-old.

"Our job is not simple. I understand the club can make a decision - a positive decision, a negative decision.

"We'll make the best decision. I'm the first to accept every decision for the future.

"After these two seasons, I will always love this colour, these fans, this club - also [I will] if my future must be in a different way."

Conte criticised the club's transfer policy in January, before suggesting in February that he was a "disaster" when it came to persuading the board to sign players.

The Italian appeared to make passing reference to that dispute in his post-match news conference at Wembley, telling reporters: "You have to understand if this season we had the maximum or not. There is the possibility with this group of players [that] we did the maximum."

He added that if the club were to continue working with him, he would not alter his ways.

"If they want to continue to work with me, they know me. I can't change," he said. "My way is always the same - hard work and building a strong mentality with my players.

"I'm this and I think my past speaks very clearly for me as a player and as a manager."

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Conte argued that winning the FA Cup at the end of such a turbulent season could be taken as a sign of his qualities as a coach.

He said: "When you have this type of season, there are moments that you have a lot of questions for yourself.

"In a difficult season like this, I showed I'm a serial winner. This is the truth. To win in this way this season gives me more satisfaction than my wins in the past."


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