Last weeks of Antonio Conte

Last weeks of Antonio Conte

On the day before the match with Tottenham, Antonio Conte said that if the club wants to participate in the Champions League next season, it has to defeat the Spurs. The phrase also meant, that if Chelsea doesn’t finish in the top four, Conte will leave the team. Therefore the Italian has nine matches maximum to finish the work with the Pensioners on a major note.

The first season as the manager of Chelsea was productive for the Italian coach and the team took the first place in the EPL. However, during the second year, Conte was followed by constant arguments with Jose Mourinho, a conflict with David Luiz and the disagreement with the management regarding transfer campaign.

The British newspaper Telegraph writes, that nine footballers will leave the club in summer. Thibaut Courtois’ name is present on the list, whose contract expires in a year. In two months, Fabregas, Pedro, David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Olivier Giroud’s contracts will shorten to one year and the loaned Kurt Zouma and Michy Batshuayi will probably remain at Stoke City and Borussia respectively.

Whereas Conte is not going to leave Stamford Bridge at will. According to the same source, Chelsea management will have to pay nine million pounds if there will be no agreement with the manager and the contract will have to bet terminated.

Closely followed by the French PSG, which have already begun negotiations with the Italian’s representatives, Antonio Conte still wants to finish the championship on a major note. The match against West Ham on Sunday will become a grudge match for Chelsea, as the Blues lost away 1:0 in the first round.

The Godfather, as Conte is called by his fans, has done what the club’s owner Roman Abramovich wanted to see. The immediate result in one year, participation in the Champions League and continuation of battle for the English Cup are the perfect outcome for a team, which took the 10th place in the EPL in the season before Conte.