Harry Redknapp believes Antonio Conte could be exactly what Chelsea need at Stamford Bridge.

Speaking in his column for the London Evening Standard, Redknapp expresses his thoughts on the possibility of seeing the Italian in the Stamford Bridge dugout.

I’m told he works the players very, very hard and perhaps that’s what they need at Stamford Bridge. He shouts and bawls at players and really cajoles them. It would be a great job for him to come to London and manage a team ready to overhaul their squad. I can understand why Chelsea are keen on him but I still think it is a shame they don’t even look at English candidates anymore.

Reports have suggested that Conte will become the next Chelsea manager, as early as this weekend after officials flew out to Italy to see a four-year deal with the former Juventus man.

Some reports are even suggesting that the Italian national team manager has already began to outline potential targets that he could bring with him, with the likes of Antonio Candreva and Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal being discussed.

Conte would arrive at Stamford Bridge with some pedigree, he has won three Serie A titles during his time with Juventus, winning manager of the year alongside all three. He also won the Globe Soccer Award for the Best Coach of the Year in 2013.