Former Napoli Coach, Maurizio Sarri has long been expected to replace Antonio Conte in the Stamford Bridge hot-seat after Chelsea failed to qualify for the Champions League last season.
But issues with Conte’s contract have turned the managerial situation one of the long-running sagas of the summer.
Conte appears was pictured at Cobham in next season’s tracksuit alongside his fellow coaching staff in a picture that was uploaded on his brother Daniele’s Instagram page.
He wrote: “Come on Chelsea Come on Team Conte!!! Chelsea 2018/19.”
Here’s what fans are saying about the Conte:
Conte is very disrespected by Chelsea fans and under-appreciated by football fans in general. Truth is that Conte changed football in England. His 3-4-3 was copied by Pochetino tit for tat and his 3-5-2 inspired Southgate. PL winner first season. Top 5 tactician in Europe.
— Hustler returns (@Hustler_Futbol) July 10, 2018
Chelsea would be fools if they let Conte go this summer! Buzzing that he took pre-season training today. CONTE IN ALL THE WAY! MAN FOR THE JOB 🙌🏻⚽️💙
— Emma Hartley (@Emma8cfc) July 9, 2018
All gotta go
— Segun #EndSARS (@Iamsegunoye) July 9, 2018
Chelsea fans spreading fake reports on tl to make make them feel better. Nothing is happening guys. Conte is going to lead us next season .
— Ali🇬🇭🇧🇪🇫🇷 (@TheBeardedRauI) July 9, 2018
I think Conte is a proud man, who’ll continue with his responsibilities as CFC manager until he is told not to. He has a backbone, I wish the board had a backbone too, and either come out in support for Conte or sack him.
— Patrick Goodwin (@Author_Artist) July 9, 2018
Despite the speculation, it looks like Chelsea could be sticking with Antonio Conte after all.
Could be a case of better safe than Sarri…
— Andreas Vou (@AndreasVou89) July 9, 2018
Fair enough if you are of the opinion of Chels getting a new manager, but don’t in the same breath be slating the man who won us the PL after Mourinho left us in ruins the season before, oh and an FA Cup win also against Mourinho! Whatever the outcome, Conte is the man #CFC pic.twitter.com/q5THGTPeNv
— Aaron King (@AplkingA) July 9, 2018
So, who’s going to blush first? Chelsea or Conte? Join the voices. Drop a comment.