Paul Scholes explains why he wants Antonio Conte to stay at Chelsea FC

The Man United legend is hoping Chelsea FC retain the services of Antonio Conte for another season

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

Paul Scholes has expressed his hope that Chelsea FC retain Antonio Conte’s services.

The Blues are facing an uncertain future with Conte at the helm after a difficult season for both the club and the manager.

Chelsea FC lost 3-0 to Newcastle United at St James’ Park in their final Premier League game of the 2017-18 season.

The Blues finished in fifth place in the Premier League table to miss out on a Champions League spot for the second time in three campaigns.

The west London side did end the 2017-18 campaign with some silverware after Chelsea FC beat Manchester United in the FA Cup final.

Chelsea FC eased to a 1-0 win thanks to Eden Hazard’s first-half penalty after Phil Jones brought down the Belgian forward in the penalty area.

Conte has battled with the board over control of their transfers, regularly hitting out at the Blues hierarchy in the media.

The former Manchester United midfielder believes Chelsea FC shouldn’t get rid of Conte despite a difficult 2017-18 season.

“I hope he doesn’t go,” Scholes told BT Sport. “I hope he stays because he’s one of the best coaches in the world, and I want the best coaches to stay in England.”

Chelsea FC have won the Premier League title in two of the past four seasons but overtly missed out on a Champions League spot in 2015 and 2017.

The Blues haven’t won the Champions League since 2012.

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