Chelsea boss Antonio Conte’s future is in doubt at Stamford Bridge.
The Daily Mail says Conte’s public fall-out with Diego Costa has put his future as Chelsea manager in serious doubt.
No firm decision has yet been made but senior figures at Stamford Bridge are so unhappy with Conte telling their popular striker by text message he is not wanted that they have discussed the astonishing possibility of sacking the Italian.
Blues owner Roman Abramovich, other senior boardroom figures, and the players want Costa to stay for their return to the Champions League as well as their bid to retain the title.
It leaves Conte isolated when he does not seem to be prepared to back down over Costa, his anger sparked by the 28-year-old’s attempt to force a move to China last January.