​Former ​Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has revealed that he is closer to making a return to club management, and also said Jose Mourinho's rude gesture to the Blues fans was not respectful.


Conte was manager at Chelsea for two seasons, where he won a Premier League title and an FA Cup. The Italian has had a distinguished managerial career, taking the reins at Juventus and the Italy national team. 


The former Blues boss has been out of the game for a year now, since being relieved as Chelsea manager and being replaced by Maurizio Sarri. However, Conte has said that he will be returning soon and is looking for a fresh project.



On an Italian talk show, he chose a club badge where he will be managing in June and placed it an envelope that will be opened later, and, according to ​Goal, said, “I still don’t know where I will go. But certainly I’ll choose a team who has a project that convinces me.”


Conte also had some words to say about Mourinho's three-fingered salute to Chelsea fans when he took his Manchester United team to Stamford Bridge. 


"He won the treble and three championships with Chelsea , so he has the opportunity to make that gesture, but it takes respect, towards the public, but also towards him," Conte said. "He has won so much and in that gesture there is all of Mourinho."


It remains to be seen where Conte would end up in the new season, considering there are not many big club options available to him at the present time.