Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has denied claims by former Blues coach and striker Gianluca Vialli that he cannot wait to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.
The Blues 48-year-old coach was referring to the comments his former team-mate at Juventus made on Sky Sports Italy in the aftermath of the Stamford Bridge club’s disappointing 3-1 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.
“Conte can’t wait to leave Chelsea,” Vialli said.
“He can’t stand that they sell or buy players without consulting him. The truth is, Chelsea would like a manager who is more of a club man.”
However speaking to the media today ahead of his sides Premier League fixture against West Ham on Sunday, Conte denied that their is any truth in his countryman’s comments.
“It’s not true, it’s not true. Gianluca is a friend but I am not talking with him for one year maybe. Its not true.” The Chelsea manager said.
Whether or not it is true that the former Juventus and Italy manager cannot wait to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, it does look increasingly unlikely he will still be Chelsea manager next season.
The Blues currently sit in fifth place in the Premier League eight points behind Spurs, with just seven games remaining.
Conte has also constantly complained all season about his club’s transfer policy, and a parting of the ways in May seems the most likely outcome.