Conte Calls For Public Backing From Chelsea Amidst Exit Talks

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has called on the club to issue a public vote of confidence to support him amidst speculation about his future with the Blues.

The Italian tactician has 18 months left on his contract however that has not not stopped speculation about him leaving the club with Chelsea facing a fight for a top-four finish.

Speaking ahead of his side’s London Derby clash at Watford, Conte said: “I’d like to have a statement to support against this speculation.”

“Maybe I’d like that the club prepare a statement to tell the media, ‘I trust in his job, I trust in his work’.” the 48-year old added.

Despite all the talks surrounding his future at the club, Conte says he is open to contract talks with the Premier League champions.

He said: “I’m giving all of myself for this club.”

“I think that we are doing the maximum for this club and if the club understands this and the club wants to extend a new contract then we can talk, why not?” he concluded.