Date: 27th January 2018 at 9:40am
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Another day has arrived and, once again, there is considerable speculation in the media relating to the tenure of Antonio Conte as the manager of Chelsea Football Club.

Leading the way is the well-respected news source, The Times, which suggests that the relationship between Antonio Conte and Marina Granovskaia is so strained that the pair have resorted to using the former Chelsea keeper and now coach, Carlo Cudicini as a go between.

Continuing, another top end news source, The Guardian, carries some quotes that Antonio made during his pre-match press conference, ahead of the FA Cup 4th round tie with Newcastle United, that infer Antonio is well aware of how difficult this season would be and how he`s aware of the high managerial turnover at the club, with the quotes reading,

“I can tell you that I continue to work very hard for this club, for the players, for our fans,

“But I saw a bit the history of this club in the past and it was the same also for the other coaches. I don`t see a difference between me and other coaches that managed this situation.

“If I remember, at the start of the season, I said maybe this will be the most difficult season for me. I think that I have a great capacity to see very long into the future.

“This is a great capacity I have. But we must be focused and give everything and know that we have to face great difficulties. If you know this, you are more ready to face this type of situation.

“As I said before, my only worry is to work very hard but, for sure, if you look at the stats, you can see that in 14 years, 10 managers were sacked in this club. The stats are this. But, at the same time, when you are sure about your work and that you are doing everything to improve this club – I am very relaxed and I don`t have this type of worry.”

Antonio seems very relaxed about the situation, in stark contrast to the support who are fearful that the club will wield the axe and end the reign of somebody who, given the chance to manager properly, could have led us into another golden era.

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