Cahill on Conte: “What will be, will be”

This summer is like so many others for Chelsea since Roman Abramoivich bought the London club back in 2003, with the club looking likely to show one manager the exit door and welcome another coach to Stamford Bridge.

Current Blues boss Antonio Conte is widely expected to leave the club in the coming days and be replaced by former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri.

Conte enjoyed a superb first season in English football lifting the Premier League title and then followed that up with success in the FA Cup this season.

However his side performed poorly in the league this campaign and only finished in fifth position, meaning they did not qualify for next seasons Champions League. The 48-year-old has also been at loggerheads with the Stamford Bridge hierarchy over transfer policy since last summer.

When quizzed about Conte’s future Chelsea captain Gary Cahill was non committal, although the England international did admit that he has enjoyed working under the Italian coach:

“What will be, will be this summer,” said the England defender.

“As players we have no say over that. He’s been good for me. I’ve taken things from him like I have the rest of the managers. I’ve enjoyed the success we’ve had together. He’s been great.

“It’s difficult because you’ve seen the speculation for so many months now, but the only aim for us was to finish the season very well and win the cup, and we did that.

“Two major trophies with the manager up to now, it’s been good.”

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