The future of Chelsea’s manager Antonio Conte seems off the books as the club has approached a possible replacement in the former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique.

The future of Chelsea’s manager Antonio Conte seems off the books as the club has approached a possible replacement in the former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique.

The future of Chelsea’s manager Antonio Conte seems off the books as the club has approached a possible replacement in the former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique.

Luis Enrique looks ready to replace Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager with a report in Spain suggesting the former Barcelona boss has already agreed personal terms.

Conte's position in the Blues hot seat has become increasingly unstable in recent weeks following a 3-0 home loss to Bournemouth and then a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Watford on Monday.

With Chelsea's position in the top four now coming under threat, owner Roman Abramovich could be forced to act and, according to report, he is set to hand 47-year-old Enrique a two-and-a-half-year contract until the summer of 2020.

Enrique while in charge at the Nou Camp he led Barca to two La Liga titles, a trio of Copa Del Rey triumphs and glory in the 2015 Champions League final.

One of Enrique's first games as Chelsea boss could be against Barca, who visits Stamford Bridge on February 20, before completing their Champions League last-16 tie in Catalonia on March 14, although he is said to favor a summer take over.

After the defeat at Watford, this is what Conte has to say:

“No, I'm not worried. I'm not worried about my job, I work every day, and I give 120 per cent. Okay? If this is enough, it's okay. Otherwise, the club can take a different decision. But I'm not worried. Tomorrow is another day. I can be the Chelsea coach or not. Which is the problem? My soul is clear. I go to sleep without a problem that maybe, maybe, I could do this or that. I try to do everything. If it's not good, the club can make a different decision. Life goes on.”

After his burst up with Mourinho he has only won 2 out of his 10 matches.

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