Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has offered his support to under-fire Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and has refused to accept he could bring the curtain down on his Stamford Bridge reign.
The Italian’s future at Stamford Bridge is under intense scrutiny amid some disappointing results of late.
Conte, who has been linked with a number of big-name jobs should he leave west London, is reportedly on the verge of the sack, with claims he will be shown the door if the Blues are knocked out of the Champions League by the La Liga pacesetters.
But ahead of their first-leg meeting on February 20, Valverde refuses to discuss claims he could be responsible for the manager’s last stand.
“You are making a big prediction, because at the moment nothing has happened,” Valverde said.
“Do you want me to tell you what is going to happen in the future? Or about your prediction? There are no changes at this point in time.
“Chelsea’s head coach is the one who led them to last year’s Premier League title – one of many titles he has won throughout a great career.
“There is not too much to think about.”
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