Antonio Conte has downplayed his powers of diplomacy, insisting he will remain honest even if that could cost him his job as Chelsea head coach.
The Blues boss’ position has been the subject of speculation all season, amid rumours of friction with the Chelsea hierarchy over transfers.
Conte won the Premier League title in his first season as head coach and signed an improved contract, but not an extension to the deal which runs until June 2019, and his future is rumoured to be in doubt.
“I’m not a diplomatic man,” said Conte.
“At the same time, I think I’m very honest. The honest person speaks very clearly in every moment. If you are fake, you try always to not tell the truth.
“I prefer to be honest, to tell the truth in every moment. I hate the fake person.”