Antonio Conte will be replaced as Chelsea Manager – Gary Neville
Conte won the Premier League title in his first season in charge of the club, but this season, the Blues are out of the Champions League and are losing sight of a spot in the top 4.
While speaking to Sky Sports News, Neville said that the Chelsea manager, whose side are still in the FA Cup, may not have met the expectations of the club’s board to merit a stay in West London.
“I don’t think he’s going to be here next season.
“We’ve thought it for six or seven months. And that’s not because we don’t want him here, or we don’t think he’s done a great job, it’s just the nature of the job here. It’s such that when you have a season slightly worse than before, you go.
“It ends up becoming a bit messy, press conferences become the boardroom versus manager, it’s happened here many, many times. “It has been a successful club over 10 or so years, but in the second seasons, it’s never been great.
“In terms of the outcome, you can’t complain about what they’ve done here. But the managers who come here know they’ve got a short period of time. I think if he’d gone through this season, finished fifth and things had not quite gone for him, if they’d remained competitive, I would have said that’s not such a problem,” the pundit said.
Chelsea will be up against Southampton in the semi-finals of the FA Cup at Wembley later this month.