Valverde backs under-fire Conte

Barcelona Coach Ernesto Valverde has backed under-fire Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, insisting he has had a ‘great career’.

The Italian’s future at Stamford Bridge is under intense scrutiny despite leading the club to last season’s Premier League title in England.

“You are making a big prediction, because at the moment nothing has happened,” Valverde told a press conference.

“Do you want me to tell you what is going to happen in the future? Or about your prediction? There are no changes at this point in time.

“Chelsea’s head coach is the one who led them to last year’s Premier League title – one of many titles he has won throughout a great career.

“There is not too much to think about.”

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