Chelsea set to replace Conte with former Barca coach

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is keen to replace his club’s current manager with former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique.

Despite winning the Premier League and reaching the FA Cup final in his first season at Stamford Bridge the club’s hierarchy are said to be furious with the Italian’s constant complaints about their transfer policy.

Conte’s relationship with Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia in particular has completely broken down, and the former Juventus boss seemed to accept that he will more than likely be sacked sooner or later when he said:

“I’m not a diplomatic man. I prefer to be honest, to tell the truth in every moment.”

“You can see, in 14 years, ten managers were sacked. I see no difference between them and me.”

However, Conte is said to be adamant that he will not resign, and if the club do decide to show him the Stamford Bridge exit door they will have to pay him £9 million in compensation.

Chelsea’s Russian owner see’s Luis Enrique, who has been out of work since leaving Barcelona last summer when his contract expired as the ideal man to replace the club’s current boss.

The Spanish coach enjoyed much success during his time at the Nou Camp winning three La Liga titles and the Champions League.