ANTONIO CONTE cannot turn the clock back now that his head is on the chopping block.
That is according to BBC pundit Andy Townsend, who believes that once a Chelsea manager comes under pressure the only inevitable outcome is the sack.
Despite winning the Premier League title just eight months ago, Conte is under immense scrutiny because of a string of poor results.
The Blues followed up a 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth with a 4-1 loss at Watford on Monday.
The west London outfit sit fourth in the Premier League table, just one point above fifth-placed Tottenham.
And it is expected owner Roman Abramovich will relieve Conte of his duties before not too long and continue is a dire never-ending cycle that Townsend cannot see changing.
“What always interests me with the Chelsea situation is, whenever a manager is all of a sudden being scrutinised, is put under pressure, results aren’t going particularly well, questions are being asked and doubts are being raised,” Townsend told BBC 5 live Sport
“Whenever Chelsea get into that scenario there never appears any way, any return from that scenario.
“There doesn’t appear to be a way back.
“Whenever a manager is on the slide and the pressure is mounting, the clubs says nothing, the intensity builds in and around that individual and, eventually he loses his job.
“That’s something that also the club have to address.
“I think it’s something that they shouldn’t let happen time and time again.
“It shouldn’t be a case where a manager, who was so good not that long ago, is now all of a sudden appearing a little bit distant, a bit isolated and he’s looking half the man he was eight months ago.”