Antonio Conte on the lookout for a new assistant manager
Conte will lose his current No 2 Steve Holland this summer when the 46-year-old becomes the assistant to England boss Gareth Southgate on a full-time basis.
Reports surfaced this week that Conte will look to recruit Italian compatriot Pirlo as his replacement, having managed him at Juventus and in the Italy set-up.
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But Conte insists Pirlo's arrival is out of the question as the veteran playmaker wants to continue his playing career.
The Chelsea boss said: “I’m listening to a lot of things [about replacing Steve Holland]. This one is very strange because Pirlo is still playing and he wants to continue to play.
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“I don’t know why someone wants to put me in this type of situation. It’s normal for me but it’s important to be focused on the present for me and my players.
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“The present is now more important than the future for all. I want to finish this season as a great season, not just a good one.”