Antonio Conte and Chelsea have got themselves into a right pickle ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final against Manchester United, of course managed by former manager Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho left quite the mess behind for Conte to clear up and while he succeeded in spectacular style last season, the cracks have been evident this time around.
That means that Conte stands on thin ice ahead of the Wembley showpiece – almost waiting to be fired by the club -but waiting for a bumper pay-out from a club who have a habit of hiring and firing.
That situation has drawn ire from the Blues fans, who you sense are becoming slightly tired of the constant churn in the hotseat and would like their club to show a little bit more long-term thinking.
We’ve taken a closer look at some of the most passionate reaction as the Blues fans debate the situation behind the scenes at their club…
Club being patient with managers doesn’t sell newspapers either! Terrible business…
— Matt Philippousis (@chelfucius) May 14, 2018
Two world class managers on the bounce, reduced to broken men the season after winning a title, DOF jumps ship mid-season. Not to excuse Conte for anything,but a new manager will not change much, maybe for one season only.
— Michael (@nocretinsplease) May 14, 2018
CFC's fast-fire policy cannot continue forever. We'll soon run out of top managers. If we are going to have a longterm manager we must allow for a few mediocre seasons. No manager can win the title every year. If allowing a mediocre season is leniency, then leniency is needed..
— Gary (@RampantBlue) May 14, 2018
My patience has run out with Conte. Team selection and tactics for last 2 games show he no longer cares. Needs to be stood down before Saturday, otherwise it will be embarrassing.
— Andy Pearch (@pearchandy1) May 14, 2018
Is it possible to sack and not pay out? If someone has repeatedly spoken out against the club and underperformed to the point where his position is unteneble?
— Kieran (@movingnorthuk) May 15, 2018
Conte was fantastic last year and this season we had his twin brother who is clueless so time for a change 3 months ago our club is a laughing stock
— Colin (@colincasey50) May 14, 2018
Like they say hindsight is always better than foresight. Given the character of this squad, could've turned out even worse for all we know.
— Himanshu (@Himanshu_cfc) May 14, 2018
Conte failed to inspire His players in recent few months. His mind is in elsewhere. Chelsea needs to rebuild once again under Leonardo Jardim or under Sari
— Abubakar Salãhudin de Legend (@Abuu74928441) May 14, 2018