Chelsea legend gives verdict about Conte's future - FCNaija

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 08/03/2018

Chelsea legend Ruud Gullit has given his verdict on Antonio Conte’s future at the Stamford Bridge, according to report.

Guillit is of the opinion that the uncertainty surrounding the future of the Italian tactician is not helping the Premier League Champions.

Chelsea is facing a herculean task to finish in the top four this season after winning the Premier League with some games to spare last season.

Chelsea is in fifth place in the table and five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur as the race for top four gather momentum.

Former Chelsea star Gullit believes that the board should give Conte some support so as to discharge his duties.

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 “All these rumours about Conte’s future will not help the team, either.

“It always seems to happen at Chelsea in the manager’s second year – not just with Conte, but with Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti too.

“You get a strange atmosphere in the dressing room when the manager is under threat – some of the players are happy with him of course but the ones who are not in the side might be thinking they might have a better chance with the next coach.

“If the club stand behind Conte then all the players would have to work for him but right now, not all of them are going to help him and some of them will want him out.” He told BBC Sport.

Conte won the Premier League title in his first season though as at that time they were not playing in the Champions League which made it more comfortable for the Italian boss to compete properly in the Premier League.

Chelsea will host Crystal Palace on Saturday in the next Premier League.