Antonio Conte insisted that he will not part ways with Chelsea unless and until the club decides to sack him.
Recent reports have claimed that the Chelsea hierarchy are planning to replace Conte in the summer and have already identified Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri and former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique as potential replacements for the Italian.
But Conte made it clear that he wants to see out his contract at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea will have to sack him if they want him out of the club.
“I have another year of contract and in this case I think the club has to decide to send me away,” Conte said.
“In football now it is very difficult to predict if you can stay for many years with one club, especially in England. Before, managers were in charge for many years. Now all of a sudden you decide to sack the managers earlier.
“But I’m not surprised. The history of Chelsea is very clear.
“It’s normal if the press is used to speaking a lot about the managers of Chelsea. It doesn’t change the situation.
“I am fully committed for Chelsea and I am happy in what I am doing now and what I did in the past.”