Antonio Conte admits he could leave Chelsea at the end of the season

Antonio Conte admits he could leave Chelsea at the end of the season

- Antonio Conte says leaving Chelsea at the end of the season is a possibility

- Reports claims the club wants Max Allegri to replace their current manager

- Former Barca coach Luis Enrique has emerged as the early front-runner to replace him

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says it is up to the club to decide whether he stays or not at the end of the season.

The Italian won the Premier League title last term and despite signing an improved contract last summer, there have been reports he could leave at the end of the season.

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His new deal was also not an extension to his deal which still expires in June 2019 which only adds to the rumours that he is dispensable.

Antonio Conte admits he could leave Chelsea at the end of the season

Antonio Conte admits his job is not safe. Photo: Metro UK

He said: "I have another year of (my) contract with this club. But as you know very well everything is possible. In one moment you stay here, in another moment another person replaces you in your job."

Asked if he would extend his contract with Chelsea, Conte added: "In this case, I think the club has to decide to send me away."

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He added: "For the manager of this club it's normal to have this type of situation, also if you won last season the league and you reached the final in the FA Cup. This is the history of this club for the manager.

"I have a lot of experience to deal with this type of situation. (But) there is something strange if, after the first game we lost against Burnley, the press pushed quickly to sack me for another coach. I think in other clubs this doesn't happen."

Conte insisted he is happy at Chelsea, will continue to work as a professional and will "never give up".

The Blues face former league champions Leicester City in their next game on Sunday, January 14.

Juventus boss Max Allegri and former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique have emerged as the early front-runners at the top of the list.

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Source: Sports.naija.ng

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