- Italian born manager Antonio Conte admits he will shake Jose Mourinho when they meet at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday
- Both Chelsea and Manchester United will be aiming to win their first title of the season
- The Blues finished 5th on the EPL log while the Red Devils were the runners up and will play Champions League football next season
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he will shake Manchester United Jose Mourinho when both sides clash in the final of this year’s FA Cup final at the Wembley Stadium according to Tribal Football.
Both managers seem to have moved on from their past troubles during Conte’s early days at the Stamford Bridge, and he has assured the fans that there’s no bad blood between them.
As part of football tradition, the two coaches shake hands, especially before such a big game to show the spirit of respect and sportsmanship.
The two managers were involved in war of words, with Conte often referencing Mourinho's poor last season at a Chelsea manager, while Mourinho came back at him with match fixing accusations.
Chelsea and United have not had an impressive season and they will have a chance to wrap up their season on a high by lifting the FA Cup on Saturday.
With Chelsea finishing outside of the top four teams and qualifying for the Europa League, some believe the future of the Italian manager is in doubt.
Conte said: "There is a normal relationship between me and him and for sure I will shake his hand. Then we will think about the game."
Before joining the west London club two years back, he has managed the Italian national team, Juventus, Atalanta and Siena.
He won five Serie A titles with the Old Lady between 1993 and 2003. He also led the team to a Champions League triumph in 1996 amongst a few other domestic cups.
Previously, Legit.ng reported that Antonio Conte believes Chelsea’s chances of winning this year’s FA Cup later this weekend is slim.
He made this statement after his Blues side were condemned to a 3-0 defeat at the St James Park on Sunday, May 13 by Newcastle United in their last Premier League game of the season.
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