Despite his future being the subject of constant speculation all season Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has stated that he remains committed to the Stamford Bridge club.
The former Juventus coach was speaking to the media today ahead of his sides Premier League fixture against West Ham, and he was also forced to deny claims by former Blues striker and coach Gianluca Vialli that he ”can’t wait,’‘ to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.
“It’s not true. It’s very difficult for me but since this season [started] I am listening to a lot of speculation about my future and I am hearing a lot of people talking about my future.” Conte said.
“I am reading a lot of speculation about my future but [this has been] since the start of the season, not now.
“The only thing that is true is that I am committed to this club. I have a contract with this club. I work very hard for this club. This is the only thing that is true. The other situations are not true.”
Despite Conte insisting that he remains completely committed to Chelsea, he has cut a forlorn figure at times this season.
After such an amazing first season in English football when he guided the Blues to the Premier League title, constant bickering with his club’s board over transfer policy, and poor form on the pitch mean the 48-year-old is widely expected to depart Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.