Antonio Conte has praised Arsene Wenger’s 20 years in charge of Arsenal and insisted that he would like to emulate his longevity at Chelsea.
The Italian comes up against Wenger in Saturday’s Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium, with the Gunners currently level on points with their London rivals.
And when asked whether he could see himself at Chelsea for as long as his Arsenal counterpart, Conte said: “Yes, I would like this because I think when you do this then you can organise your work.
“Then there is a great satisfaction from both sides [the club and the manager]. I think there are all the possibilities [if you stay longer at one club to achieve good work.
“And no, [I haven’t thought about managing another club], my dream is to continue at Chelsea, to do my job, to continue to get to know all the players, the fans and this atmosphere because it is fantastic. I am happy. I think this is my real dream.”
Chelsea have appointed 12 different managers during the Roman Abramovich era but Conte insists he is not fearing the sack despite the trigger-happy nature of the club’s Russian owner.
He added: “When you trust your work, you are never afraid [of being sacked]. I am doing my work and I will continue to do my work in the same way that I did in the past.
“I am sure that if I don’t win tomorrow, and if I don’t win the next game after that, in the future I will win. If I was a director and I didn’t see good work [being done behind the scenes] but that the team was still winning, I’m not sure that’s good for the future.
“I think the club in general must view the work in this way and then I think they will see good work [from me].