Conte Prepared to Walk Away with Thomas Tuchel on Stand-By
News appears to breaking that all is not well between Antonio Conte and the Chelsea hierarchy.
Daily Record are reporting that the Italian One is unhappy with the lack of transfers that have, most notably, not been done during his time with the club.
That`s not the only issue though, the sourced report alleges that Conte is also asking for direct line of contact to Roman Abramovich and Marina Granovskaia. He also wants to fully oversee the academy and to have a say over who the academy boss is and the coaching replacement for Steve Holland.
Conte believes major investment is needed if we are to compete on all fronts next season, something we can all agree on. Chelsea`s recent record in terms of incoming signings has been poor, should it continue we are in danger of becoming known as a selling club.
When it comes to selling players though we are punching above our weight. The money that has come in is nothing short of phenomenal. It`s about time we started to splash that cash.
Should the worst happen and Conte walks away, and he has done before, we are supposedly lining-up ex Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel as a 'short-notice` replacement. If you add Chelsea`s love of swapping managers and Conte`s record of walking away from clubs, as he did at Juventus in 2014, there is possibly a cause for concern.
Conte`s current contract runs until 2019 and an extension was due to be announced at the end of the season. It would appear at this time, an agreement has not been reached and will very much depend on some of the above demands being agreed. Tense times.