Date: 17th May 2018 at 4:43pm
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Although nothing definite, relating to the future of Antonio Conte, has been forthcoming from the club hierarchy, the amount of speculation suggesting the Italian is bound for the exit is classic no smoke without fire syndrome.

But, if that is the case, it remains to be seen who will be brought in to ensure, next season, Chelsea resume their rightful place in the echelons of English football.

Several names have been mentioned by the media with the Napoli boss, Maurizio Sarri, featuring prominently.

But, according to the respected media vehicle, the Telegraph, Sarri’s chances of becoming the next occupant of what really is the proverbial hot-seat have diminished.

Our reference source is implying that Sarri has held talks with the Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis on Wednesday.

Furthermore, the implication is forthcoming that the talks went well and far from striking out for pastures new Sarri is now set to sign a new contract and remain at Napoli.

As a result, the wheel is starting to turn full circle and our aforementioned source is now intimating that the chances of the former Barcelona boss, Luis Enrique, becoming the next head-coach at Stamford Bridge have increased significantly.

Now that may be the case but one thing troubles me.

Enrique may have left Barcelona with a wonderful record when it came to winning trophies, but it should be remembered he inherited a squad that was over-flowing with talent, whereas if he were to take the Chelsea position, if it does become vacant, he might be a little perplexed when he realises how much money the club has spent to assemble a squad that is far behind where it should be and indeed where it was.