Antonio Conte Wants This Suave Italian Legend To Join Him At Chelsea

The bromance continues

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Having already worked together as a coach and player duo at both Juventus and the Italian national side, Antonio Conte is looking to bring Andrea Pirlo and his majestic head of hair to the Premier League.

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Currently plying his elegant trade for New York City F.C, Conte's aim is to hire Pirlo as his new assistant at the end of the season, a role that is currently occupied by Steve Holland, who is set to depart in the summer for a full-time role with England.

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Speaking to TalkSport, former Chelsea player and assistant manager Ray Wilkins, said: "Pirlo, the Italian, speaks English and he can come in tomorrow.

"I know for a fact he's been around Stamford Bridge a few times this season.

"He's the one I'm sure he (Conte) wants to bring in – he (Conte) managed him (Pirlo) until he was 34 at Juventus."

Conte and Pirlo won five trophies together at Juventus between 2011 and 2014: three Serie A titles and two Supercoppa Italianas.

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In an interview last month, Pirlo hailed Conte as "the best coach" and branded him "a genius". While in his book I Think Therefore I Play, Pirlo elaborated on his relationship with the firebrand manager.

'When Conte speaks, his words assault you. They crash through the doors of your mind, often quite violently and settle deep within you.'

'I've lost track of the number of times I've found myself saying, 'Hell, Conte said something really spot-on again today'.'

Along with Pirlo in the trenches, Conte is also said to have made Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez his top summer transfer target.

We're not sure the league is ready for a three-pronged Hazard/Costa/Sanchez front three.