Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says he will be “very surprised” if Antonio Conte is still Chelsea manager in 12 months time.
The Blues boss has aired his views publicly about the club’s lack of transfer activity and hinted that Nemanja Matic may have been sold against his wishes.
And Carragher thinks the nature of his comments mean he is unlikely to still be at Stamford Bridge for the start of the 2018-19 Premier League campaign.
“I’d be very surprised if I’m sitting here in 12 months’ time and he’s the Chelsea manager,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“I think he’s the type of manager who won’t accept the involvement from people above, especially on the back of winning the title.
“He’s not going to go quietly and it’s not great for the club when the manager is coming out and speaking the way he is.”