Antonio Conte close to leaving Chelsea as Abramovich eyes replacements
Chelsea are making plans for the exit of Antonio Conte this summer, according to stories.
The Italian manager is being tipped to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the campaign, despite making a massive impact on the club.
Conte led Chelsea to the Premier League crown the last term after taking over in 2016, however, has never had a comfortable relationship with the Chelsea hierarchy and is now wholly expected to move on.
The Daily Mail suggest that Chelsea have already started work on finding his successors and have found head coaches who could take the helm in West London.
Juventus manager Max Allegri and ex Barcelona coach Luis Enrique are the leading contenders, it’s reported.
Allegri has won three Serie A trophies in Turin, however, his deal runs until 2020 which could make him tough to lure away from Juventus.
Enrique left as Barcelona head coach last summer having led them to two La Liga crowns and the Champions League during three terms at the Nou Camp. He’s thought to be interested in working in the Premier League.
Also under consideration is Maurizio Sarri, the current manager of Serie A leaders Napoli.