Anything is possible warns Conte

12 January 2018 10:21:01 EST

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has refused to confirm whether he will still be in charge at Stamford Bridge next season, amid reports of a possible summer exit.

Conte led the Blues to the Premier League title in his first season in charge, with Chelsea also reaching the FA Cup final, where they were beaten by capital rivals Arsenal.

I have another year of my contract with this club, but as you know very well everything is possible.

Antonio Conte

However, rumours continue to do the rounds that Conte may move on at the end of the current campaign and the Italian did little to firm up his future when he spoke ahead of a visit from Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.

He told reporters: "I have another year of my contract with this club, but as you know very well everything is possible. In one moment you stay here, in another moment another person replaces you in your job."

"In this case, I think the club has to decide to send me away.

"We have started a big job here and you need time to improve your work.

"Football is very difficult to stay at a club for many years, especially in England. Before managers were in charge for many years, but now in England they are happy to sack the manager early.

"We are talking about staying in Chelsea and the history of Chelsea is very clear, it's normal the press speak about Chelsea and the manager of Chelsea."

The Blues are currently in third place in the Premier League standings, some 16 points adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City, who have dropped a mere four points from 22 league games played so far this season.

Chelsea are 20/1 to secure a top-four finish this season, while they are 1212/1 to win the League Cup and 12121/1 to triumph in the Champions League.

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