Antonio Conte comes out fighting at Chelsea news conference

Date published: Friday 9th February 2018 2:59

Antonio Conte says he his fully committed to Chelsea and has declared he has no thoughts of quitting.

Speculation has been rife over the last few weeks that the Italian is ready to walk away from the blues after suffering back-to-back defeats to Bournemouth and Watford.

A story in Catalan paper Sport this week suggested that Conte was deliberately trying to manufacture his exit from Chelsea by challenging the board over his future.

Italian paper La Gazzetta dello Sport says he is wanted by AC Milan, Inter and the Italian national team. While, PSG and Real Madrid are most keen on securing the former Juventus boss and have apparently launched approaches for his services with respective doubts over Unai Emery and Zinedine Zidane.

But Friday’s news conference Conte pledged his future to Chelsea.

“I am not thinking for one moment about the possibility of going away from this club,” said Conte. “My commitment and the players are totally for this club.

“A lot of time in football the manager and the coach depends on the result.

“At the moment we are having a poor result. For this reason we have to pay great attention.

“We have to try to stop this bad run and get three points against West Brom.

“It won’t be easy, the confidence is not high but we have to trust in our work and football.”

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