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Antonio Conte hopes to be the manager of Nigerian international Victor Moses and teammates at Chelsea for ten years or more.
The 47-year-old joined the Stamford Bridge side at the summer and has made an instant impact, recently leading them to a 13-game winning run which was ended last weekend by in-form Tottenham with a 2-0 scorline at the White Hart Lane.
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Conte who began his coaching career in 2006 with Arezzo before making name with huge success as manager of Juventus looks to emulate the longevity of Manchester United legend and former manager Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsenal’s current boss Arsene Wenger.
"You are talking about two monsters, two great managers," Conte said.
"They are a big example for me. I hope to have, not completely their careers, but 10 years, yes. It's enough for me.
"Twenty more years? Now I'm 47. I prefer that my wife doesn't listen to this.
"This is our life. Football is our life, with this pressure, with all. In the moment that football is not in our life, I think probably we die."
Conte also used the opportunity to support Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola who hinted at retirement before clarifying his comments, insisting the end of his career was still a while away – saying that the Citizen manager maybe fatigued.
"I have great respect for Pep and when you have a method, when you have a philosophy of football, an idea you want to bring in every team you manage, you spend a lot of energy," he said.
"Sometimes it can happen that you are a bit tired, more tired, in some periods. Above all when you were a footballer and you spent your life 20 years in the game and then quickly you became a manager.
"You spend a lot of energy. But not just physical energy, also mental energy. In some moments it can happen to think this.
"I'm sure that Pep wants to continue for a lot of time. Pep's work is fantastic."
Chelsea will host Peterborough United this afternoon in the third round of the FA Cup.
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