Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has finally broken silence regarding the transfer rumors and his future at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues are currently sitting fifth in the Premier League with only a slim chance of making it into the Champions League through qualifying in the top 4. Chelsea does have the opportunity to end this season on a high by winning the FA Cup against Manchester United in the final later this month to salvage some glory.
The Italian boss has come under heavy criticism after winning the Premier League last season but his job is now on the line after a number of poor performances this term. However, Conte has dismissed any rumors of leaving the club at the moment and is focusing on finishing the campaign on a high. Chelsea overcame Liverpool 1-0 at Chelsea on Sunday which boosted their Champions League qualification chances closing the gap on Tottenham Hotspur.
Conte Opens Up On His Transfer Rumors-
In a recent press conference, the 48-year-old manager spoke to the Daily Star after the game against Huddersfield Town Conte said, “I think and I’m sure that I am Chelsea’s coach and my focus is only on this. As I said before it is very difficult to comment on any speculations also because there are speculations around me from the start of the season after the first game against Burnley.
And I think you understood that this speculation is not important for me also because my focus is only to work in the best possible way with my players.”
Chelsea drew 1-1 with Huddersfield at Stamford Bridge which nearly ended their hopes of a Champions League spot and put Conte’s managerial position under further jeopardy. Conte also added that maybe at the end of this season a decision will be made by the board and the media would not have to wait too long to see if he will be at the club or not next season, “There are only two weeks and this season will finish and you will know if there is a different situation or if you see me again next season and we start again from the first game speculation about my future.
But I am very focused on trying to finish the season in the best possible way and I try to transfer my will to my players and also because the fans deserve this.”
The English media have really pestered Conte over his future long enough and I think he must be tired of giving them the same old answers again and again. It’s understandable that fans across the globe are interested to know the decisions and inside news of what’s happening but it takes a toll on the manager, sympathies for Conte.