Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been coming under increasing pressure recently with reports this week suggesting the club have already lined up former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique to replace the under fire Italian at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have lost their last two Premier League fixtures to Bournemouth and Watford, conceding seven goals in the process.
However, despite the widespread speculation over his future at Stamford Bridge the former Juventus coach stated that he remains confident of keeping his job, and remains completely committed to the club when he said:
“Yes. I’m not thinking for only one moment to go away from this club – my commitment is totally for this club.
“We are trying to do our best. You know that a lot of time the manager (future) depends on results. In this case we are having poor results. For this reason we must pay great attention
Chelsea’s poor run in form in 2018 – they have only won one game – has seen them go from challenging Man United for second spot to struggling to maintain their position in the top four.
The Blues face Alan Pardew’s West Brom at Stamford Bridge next Monday, in what will more than likely be a pivotal game in regards to the Conte’s future at the club. Russian owner Roman Abramovich has sacked every manager he has ever hired that has lost three games in a row.
The 48-year-old coach enjoyed a terrific first season in England, winning the Premier League and reaching the FA Cup final, however his relationship with Chelsea’s hierarchy has become strained over recent months due to disagreements over the club’s transfer policy.