Conte inks improved deal

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has signed an improved two-year contract with the club.

The new deal is not an extension of Conte's current deal with the Premier League champions, as the Italian signed a three-year contract when he arrived in London last summer.

The improved deal is reportedly worth around £19 million over two years.

The signing fails to realise Conte’s hope of an extension, after he indicated back in May he would like to ‘extend’ his stay at Chelsea for many years.

"If the club give me the possibility to stay and extend my contract, for sure I'm available to," he said at the time.

Still, the 47-year old said he was pleased with the new deal.

"I am very happy to have signed a new contract," said Conte.

"We worked extremely hard in our first year to achieve something amazing, which I am very proud of. Now we must work even harder to stay at the top."

Meanwhile, Chelsea have announced Paolo Vanoli and Davide Mazzotta have joined the Stamford Bridge coaching staff.

Vanoli will join as first team assistant while Mazzotta will also work as an assistant. The appointments come after Steve Holland left to become assistant to England manager Gareth Southgate.