Claudio Ranieri believes his compatriot Antonio Conte is not yearning for a return to Italy, although the Chelsea manager may have expected to make more signings in the summer transfer window.
Ranieri told Gazzetta dello Sport: “The Premier League remains the best and I have not been convinced of Conte’s desire to return home. Maybe he was expecting a different transfer window but for a few years, Abramovich has not paid crazy prices.
“Manchester City and Manchester United on the other hand have made big buys so I can imagine that for Antonio to fight on more fronts with the same players is more tiring.”
Antonio Conte led Chelsea to the Premier League title with a record-breaking 30 victories in his first season managing in England last term which, added to the Blues’ FA Cup final appearance, led to the Italian being handed a new two-year deal in the summer.