Latest reports have led to speculation regarding Antonio Conte’s future at Chelsea.
Following a rush of bets, a couple of major betting websites, Betway and Paddy Power have suspended betting on the Italian being the next Premier League manager to face the sack this season.
The Sun has additionally claimed that Conte stayed at Stamford Bridge today while Chelsea players trained at Cobham training ground.
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has suddenly emerged as a favourite to replace Conte at Stamford Bridge.
A spokesman for Paddy Power said: “It sounds like Antonio gone, according to our bettors at least.
“Atletico manager Diego Simeone, who recently reduced his contract with La Liga leaders, is our favourite to be next Blues boss – with Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe the leading English contender.”
The West London club made an impressive start to life under Conte in August, but their campaign suffered a massive setback after they managed to collect one point from a run of three games last month. The run of three games included defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal.
The Blues got back to winning ways with an impressive win against Hull City before the international break, but they still find themselves at a less-than-impressive seventh spot in the league table.
It is very unlikely that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will get rid of Conte so soon, but stranger things have happened in football.