Antonio Conte returns for Chelsea training amid job uncertainty

Ross Houston
July 10, 2018

David Luiz, Alvaro Morata and Pedro were also among squad members that resumed training after going through exercises as well as stretches.

Conte is still now in charge, but Maurizio Sarri is expecting to be cleared to replace him as manager of Chelsea at the start of next week.

City's first pre-season friendly sees them take on Borussia Dortmund on July 21.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte returned to the club to oversee their first full day of pre-season training this afternoon, despite ongoing speculation over his future.

Cesc Fabregas and Ross Barkley were spotted going through their paces but the question still remained as to who would lead the Stamford Bridge outfit come the new season.

Meanwhile, reported that Chelsea are ready to name Sarri as new manager after agreeing a KSh 1.2 billion deal to cancel the contracts of Conte and his assistants.

Conte surprisingly took charge of training on Monday at Cobham despite the uncertainty surrounding his future, while it has been claimed that Manchester City are bracing for the prospect of missing out on Jorginho and lining up alternatives.

Conte's side finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season as they missed out on Champions League qualification, although they did end the campaign with a trophy by winning the FA Cup.

Numbers were diminished due to several players' involvement in Russian Federation, but those who didn't feature in Russian Federation were put through their paces with fitness and stretching exercises.

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