Conte is yet to be replaced by Maurizio Sarri as the new head coach.
The Blues boss has been linked with an exit from Stamford Bridge with Sarri the number one candidate to take over, however with Chelsea’s non World Cup stars having returned to pre-season yesterday Conte is still the man in charge.
Football.london understands Conte was at Cobham but did not take the session, with the players only working on fitness, but Conte is expected to be taking the pre-season sessions from Monday.
However, reports from Italy suggest that talks over bringing Sarri to Stamford Bridge are still taking place, however time is running out for agreements to actually take place in what was a complicated issue.
And as for Blues supporters, the whole situation, along with the lack of transfers, has got them massively frustrated and many have taken to social media to vent their frustration.
There are a lot of speculation on who is going to be Chelsea next manager.
In my my opinion I prefer Antonio Conte because he has already demonstrated to us what can he do with a good transfer budget, and last season he wasn't able to brin the player that he wanted.
— Chelsea4ever (@chelseatogether) July 7, 2018
I literally love how ALL English tabloids use "Chelsea bound" or "Chelsea next manager" or "the new manager" when talking about Chelsea & Sarri
"Will he be considered a first team player by the next boss? Time will tell."
He ain't even confirmed yet..
— Dumi Drexel (@dumidrexel) July 7, 2018
Players back at Cobham, not a single clue who the manager will be for next season.
This club amazes me, why Eden would want to return I'll never know. https://t.co/pCTxXHoXum
— TweetChelseaUK (@TweetChelseaUK) July 7, 2018
I hope I’m wrong I hope they sort the manager out that Sarri is the right man for Chelsea and we get world class players in within the next 4 weeks and we have a great season. Sometimes the way they go about things it’s frustrating
— Jenna jacob (@Jennajacob13) July 7, 2018
Doesn’t make sense and this is why we could see this saga go on till next week as the 2 salaries of Sarri and conte start on the 11th July
— CFC DAILY #ENG🏴 (@CFCDaily) July 8, 2018
Just over two months now it’s been for you to sack conte and get Sarri. Here’s a thing perhaps sell all the deadwood you signed and pay conte off with that.
— Tog1989 (@tog1989) July 8, 2018
Conte or Sarri? And what about transfers? pic.twitter.com/uH8Mk5kWXQ
— Ema888 (@ema8885) July 8, 2018
Today is the day. If we don't announce Sarri, he won't be coming. Why would we start pre-season with Conte if Sarri should be there. 🙏
— Ben Saggers (@ben_saggs) July 8, 2018
— pinkster 2️⃣6️⃣👑 (@THECFCNUTTER) July 8, 2018
I have an awful feeling that we wont get Sarri and get stuck with Conte or some plan B. This has to be the worst i’ve felt about our manager situation ever. Biggest joke of this club. #Conteout #SarriBallin
— Nicholas Lisewsky (@NLisewsky) July 8, 2018