- Antonio Conte will leave Chelsea before the start of next season, claims journalist.
- Carlo Ancelotti in pole position to replace him at Stamford Bridge.
- READ MORE: Manchester City line-up ambitious move for Chelsea superstar.
Journalist Ian McGarry has revealed that he does not think Antonio Conte will be at Chelsea beyond this season, and he has a pretty good idea of who could replace him.
To merely be discussing Conte’s exit seems unthinkable. The Italian won the Premier League title in his debut campaign on these shores, setting a new wins record for England’s top tier.
However, this is Chelsea football club, Roman Abramovich has proven in recent seasons that he is not afraid to swing the axe. The title race is all-but over for us, with Manchester City pulling 14 points clear. There may be trouble ahead.
Could Conte’s head be on the chopping block?
Ian McGarry, as reported by the Daily Record, believes that Conte’s departure from Stamford Bridge is now a foregone conclusion.
McGarry is quoted by the Daily Record claiming that Conte will not be charge of the Blues for the 2018/19 campaign, and Ancelotti is the frontrunner for the hot-seat:
“He will definitely be gone by the start of next season. Ancelotti moving to London is significant because he’s had talks with Roman Abramovich, he is the preferred candidate to replace Conte and change the management style back to one that’s less abrasive and less confrontational.”
Appointing Ancelotti would be a backwards step. He’s been here before, he failed at Bayern Munich, and Conte is undeniably one of the best on the planet. Let’s hope McGarry’s comments are wide of the mark.