PUNDIT SAYS THERE’S CONFUSION ABOUT CONTE’S FUTURE

Enter your e-mail address to receive the latest news about Chelsea FC:

Powered by FeedPress

Photo: Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images

Antonio Conte’s future at Chelsea is under threat after a somewhat bad season in his second year as Chelsea boss.

There are claims that the Italian would leave at the end of the season, but European football expert Gabriele Marcotti says there’s confusion about Conte’s future at the club as he believes the club is reluctant to sack Conte and that Conte is also reluctant to resign.

“I think as everybody knows, he’s got another year left on his contract,” Marcotti told Sky Sports.

“I don’t think he wants to resign, but I don’t think he necessarily wants to stay either, and I don’t think the club wants him to stay either, but they don’t want to sack him.

“Once that whole thing gets cleared up, he’s going to need a home, a place to go.

“Given the type of guy he is, he wants another top club, and in that sense Paris Saint-Germain would make sense if Unai Emery goes – which we sort of expect will happen.

“There’s a huge question mark, which I know everybody giggles and laughs at, and which is very boring so I won’t get into it too much, but this Financial Fair Play issue with PSG is not resolved.

“They [UEFA] have made it pretty clear they’re going to give the thumbs up or thumbs down in the summer. [UEFA president Aleksander] Ceferin has said, ‘I will apply the rules, otherwise vote me out in 2019’ – we’ll see if they call his bluff.

“I think that’s going to have a huge impact on who PSG get next.”

About the Author

VICTOR N
Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.