Chelsea manager Antonio Conte’s future at Stamford Bridge has become the subject of intense speculation in recent weeks.
The Blues have been in poor form in 2018, winning just one game, and they have lost their last two Premier League games to Bournemouth and Watford, conceding seven goals in the process.
Despite poor results on the pitch and rumours that Chelsea’s hierarchy are considering sacking their Italian coach, Conte today gave a special thanks to the clubs fans for their continued support when he said:
“For sure I have to say thanks to the fans. From the start of my experience at Chelsea, they have tried to stay behind me in every game, they continue to do this and I’m proud about this. They understand I’m giving all of myself and maybe more. They deserve the best.”
Chelsea face West Brom at Stamford Bridge on Monday night, in what will prove to a crunch game in their quest for the top four and in terms of the managers future, with The Blues owner Roman Abramovich having sacked every other manager he has hired that has lost three games in a row.
The former Juventus coach had a superb first season in English football winning the Premier League and reaching the FA Cup final. However, he has constantly been at odds with the club’s hierarchy over transfer policy during the last two windows.
Rumours have been rife this week that Chelsea have already lined up former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique as Conte’s replacement.