Antonio Conte is expected to lose his job as Chelsea manager
Antonio Conte has responded to questions about his future by saying they are ‘not his problem’.
Even more pressure has been heaped on the Italian following Chelsea’s defeat to Watford on Monday night.
The Blues were on the end of a 4-1 rout at Vicarage Road, making it two consecutive losses having also been shocked by Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
There is an expectation Conte will not see out the remainder of this week as manager of the west London club, and the 48-year-old faced questions over his future in his post-match press conference.
“It is not my problem, I repeat,” Conte responded. “I try to do my job and I try to put everything in my job, if this is enough it is OK, otherwise they can take their position.”
The Blues were reduced to 10-men after half-an-hour, but still managed to fight back and level the tie with eight minutes of the match left.
Eden Hazard cancelled out Troy Deeney’s first-half penalty, but Daryl Janmaat, Gerard Deulofeu and Roberto Pereyra all found time to score in the dying minutes to make Watford’s victory a convincing one.
“Our performance was very bad from the start,” Conte continued. “For sure it’s a difficult moment, when you lose 3-0 against Bournemouth and then (4-1) against Watford.
“I tried to warn everyone about the difficulty of our task, and the difficulty in the league to find a place in the Champions League, but now we are facing a lot of difficulty.
“Maybe I made a mistake in the starting XI today. My choices were very poor, I think, because our start was very poor.”