Our Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern are not fully expecting Antonio Conte to be at the club much longer, after recent rumours of Roman Abramovich’s plans to majorly overhaul the club this summer. The long and much-needed revamp could start at the top with Conte being once again replaced by Max Allegri, which would please the residents of SW6 having watched the Juventus coach win back-to-back Serie A titles.
Conte has, for the majority of this season, been linked with the sack. Indeed, after defeat on the opening day of the season to Burnley and terrible summer and winter transfer windows, the Italian seemed frustrated with life at Stamford Bridge.
Yet again the rumours have failed to stop flying around the bar among our regulars, with many claiming he will be looking to leave and possibly re-take the Italy job with it being vacant at present. The Italian has won three Premier League games so far this year, alongside being knocked out of the Carabao Cup to rivals Arsenal, suffering back-to-back three-goal defeats and being knocked out of the Champions League, things are not going well in 2018 for Conte.
Despite the aforementioned Allegri rumours, our landlord thinks now is the time to start looking around at other managers to take the hot seat at Stamford Bridge next season, and Abramovich should be looking at these TWO in particular…