London, July 19: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has signed a new two-year contract with the Premier League champions. Moreover, he expects his players to work even more harder to stay of the table.

When the Italian had joined, he had signed a three-year deal but according to the British media this time he has been given improved terms.

“I am very happy to have signed a new contract with Chelsea. We worked extremely hard in our first year to achieve something amazing, which I am very proud of. Now we must work even harder to stay at the top,” 47-year-old Italian Conte was quoted as saying.

In his first year as manager, he led Chelsea to Premier League title and the club also reached the FA Cup final, which they lost to Arsenal.

It was also reported that Conte was upset after Chelsea let go Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United for 75 million pounds ($97.82 million).

(With Agency inputs)