Speculation surrounding the future of Chelsea manager Antonio Conte took another twist yesterday with reports suggesting that the former Juventus coaches agent Federico Pastorello is set to meet with PSG officials next week to discuss him taking over as manager of the Ligue Un Champions next season.
The French club who are backed by the mega rich Qatar Sports Investment group are said to have lost patience with their current boss Unai Emery after their meek exit from the Champions League at the hands of Real Madrid this week.
Conte enjoyed a superb first season in English football winning the Premier League title with an unfancied Chelsea side. However, he has spent much of this campaign complaining about his club’s transfer policy and has accused the Blues board of lacking ambition.
In fact, this is not the first time the 48-year-old coach has had such issues. During his time at Juventus he had a similar falling out with the Italian club’s hierarchy over a perceived lack of backing in the transfer market.
With Conte looking set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, a move to the Parc de Princes may suit him perfectly. PSG have spent huge amounts of money on some of the world’s biggest players in recent seasons, so it would seem that a move to France would finally see Conte secure the type of transfer budget he has always craved.