The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are growing deeply concerned by rumours linking Antonio Conte with a move away from Chelsea at the end of the season.
In his first season as Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte led the club to an emphatic title win despite the pressure from their local-rivals Tottenham Hotspur who made a late surge to clinch the ultimate prize in English football. Chelsea’s gutsy performances and fighting spirit, combined with Conte’s raw passion made the new manager a firm favourite amongst the supporters in a very short space of time.
However, Chelsea have been completely outclassed by Manchester City this season, as The Citizens lead 2nd place Manchester United by 15 points, whilst Chelsea trail United by an extra point.
Away from the field, the relationship between Conte and the Chelsea hierarchy appears to have broken down somewhat this season due to issues relating to the transfer market.
And according to The Daily Mail, Chelsea are lining up a move for their next manager, as Conte is preparing to leave the club at the end of the season.
On the whole, The Blues faithful are distraught by these rumours, and they have taken to Twitter to criticise the board and rally in support of their popular manager.
What the future holds for Conte remains to be seen, but there is no doubt that the Chelsea fans would be devastated to see him depart at the end of the season.
Here’s what the Chelsea fans had to say about Conte’s future at the club…
Break the bank, sign top players and convince Antonio Conte to stay. He’s done enough to warrant a new deal. Why bank on another manager to now come and experiment with the squad when Guardiola and Mourinho will be flying after this season?
— Thierry Nyann (@nyannthierry) January 12, 2018
Because that’s the chelsea way, 2 steps forward and 3 steps back
— Sammy (@sammydrogba) January 12, 2018
Instead of backing him
We are replacing him
Chelsea oye Chelsea
— Clarence Claro blue (@ClaroClarence) January 11, 2018
What is the problem with Antonio Conte. He is doing such a great job. My request to Roman Abramovic is not to change him by another manager.
— Md Asfaque (@MdAsfaq07635968) January 12, 2018
I hope he stays. He is a world class manager.
— فر قا ن (@SF070) January 12, 2018
Shame on Chelsea….the board refuses to back conte with signings…..this is backwardness
— U'kenn Cosmos#TurnUp (@ukennology) January 12, 2018
The club are becoming an absolute laughing stock. Won’t back the manager with his transfer targets and keeps going for the cheaper options. Screw the board, keep the manager!
— Kevin Murphy (@chariots85) January 11, 2018
How could they sack coach who won trophy last season. Soon they will left with average coach in the market
— Angel Michael (@Justus_mj) January 12, 2018
As much as I dislike Conte's football, he's still the best coach in PL after Pep. If we're hiring a purist we've to give him enough time/money for a philosophy overhaul. If we aren't willing to do that we have to keep Conte or hire Allegri/Simeone.
— J (@TheLiberoRoIe) January 12, 2018