Reports: Chelsea board takes decision on Antonio Conte's future
What’s the story?
Antonio Conte's future at Chelsea is hanging by a thread and things do not look good for the club, as a whole. The manager is the bookies' favourite to be sacked next and people have been rushing to put their money on it!
However, if reports in the Daily Mirror are to be believed, the Chelsea board is in full support of the manager and have no intentions of sacking him. The manager still has the support of the players as well, and everyone wants to help the manager in changing the club's league position.
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Chelsea suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat at the hands of AS Roma on Tuesday and the manager was questioned a lot for his team selection and substitutions. The Blues are currently 2nd in their group and just need a win over Qarabag to qualify for the next round.
The heart of the matter
Chelsea want to change their bad reputation of sacking managers and are not willing to let go of the manager. The main reason why the Italian still has the faith of the board is said to be the fact that he still has the players on his side and they are willing to give their best for him.
The board also have taken into account the fact that they failed to get the players he wanted in the summer and are cutting him some slack for the same. Important players have also been hit with injuries this season and the whole squad has not been fit at the same time.
It's good to see the board not making a decision in a hurry, and are waiting to see how things go. Chelsea are still in all competitions and still have a chance of winning them all. Though that's a huge thing to say, it's in the club's history to win silverware when they are least expected to!