Antonio Conte says a decision over his future at Chelsea will become clear once they have finished their season in less than two weeks’ time.
The Blues end their campaign at Wembley on May 19 in the FA Cup Final against Manchester United – meaning Conte’s final game in charge could come against Jose Mourinho, with whom he has had a rocky relationship.
He has regularly refused to answer questions on whether he will still be at Stamford Bridge next season but, ahead of Chelsea’s final home game of the season, against Huddersfield.
“I’m very focused on the present, to do the job in the best way for the players and the fans. Our job is not simple, it’s not easy. But I’m totally focused on the present,” Conte said. “There are only two weeks and this season will finish and you will know if there is a different situation or not, if you see me again next season and we start again from the first game speculating about my future.”
Chelsea go into the game against Huddersfield still in the hunt for a place in the top four of the Premier League, and with it, a place in next season’s Champions League. However, they know they have to win both of their remaining fixtures, and hope either Tottenham or Liverpool slip up.
Conte was critical of the situation his team find themselves in, saying: “There is a bit of disappointment because this season we dropped many points in a stupid way. “Now there is not time to regret. We have to play two games, against Huddersfield and Newcastle, and then the final of the FA Cup. “The situation is not in our hands. The only way to put a bit of pressure (on Spurs and Liverpool) is this, to get three points in every game.”