Antonio Conte refuses to rule out leaving Chelsea in the summer


The man who delivered the double to Chelsea in 2010 has recently been linked with Arsenal.

In one moment you stay here and in another you are in another place and another person replaces you.

Barely a week goes by without talk of Antonio Conte's future at Chelsea, with the Italian's face frequently plastered on the back pages of newspapers, and his name regularly cropping up on social media.

"Like 2-2 at the Emirates (on January 4) and 0-0 and at the weekend against Norwich, maybe we have to score more goals from the chances we create because I think we create enough danger, but we need to finish it as well". But I trust in my work and what we are doing in these two seasons.

At times the former Italy national coach has cut a frustrated figure on the touchline during games, and speculation has been rife that he could be set to quit come the end of the season. In other clubs this doesn't happen.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have appointed Guy Laurence as chief executive, a job title vacant since Ron Gourlay left the club in October 2014, with responsibilities for day-to-day operations at the club and commercial activities.

Reports have circulated all season long that Roman Abramovich could replace the Italian at the end of the season, and the Premier League winning manager hasn't ruled it out, despite insisting that he is happy at the club. Our job is very difficult because everything can change quickly.

Veteran Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli eloquently described the differences between the pair when interviewed back in 2015, the Tuscany-native having been a key part of the backline for both men.

There can be no empty platitudes ahead of their next match.

Andy Carroll is not the solution.


#Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and #MUFC counterpart Jose Mourinho have become embroiled in a bitter war of words.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, De Laurentiis is calling for a meeting with Sarri to accelerate the renewal process.

Fatigue has been cited as a problem for the Spain international, who also had hamstring trouble to contend with earlier in the campaign.

"We all remember Mourinho on his knees in the middle of the field, running wild after his side won".

"Everything is possible", the 48-year-old told a news conference on Friday. The Chelsea manager's initial reaction to the "clown" comment certainly reflected someone who was releasing a lot of pent-up thoughts.