Chelsea’s board has reportedly met and discussed the future of the club’s manager, Antonio Conte. According to report, the meeting was held after the Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with West Ham on Sunday.
Before Sunday’s draw, Chelsea have lost to Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semi-finals and exited the Champions League at the last-16 stage against Barcelona. A source at Stamford Bridge told Daily Mail UK that Chelsea’s board wants Conte to quit the club this summer rather than forcing them to fire him.
The Italian agreed a new deal last summer increasing his pay, though the length of the deal, which has one more year to run, was not disclosed. If Chelsea are to fire him, they would have to pay off the remainder of his £9million a year deal.