"You can ask the club about the damage".
Amd when quizzed if Sunday's defeat was his last Premier League game in charge of Chelsea, Conte said: "I have a contract and I am committed to this club".
Emenalo, the former Nigerian worldwide, had overseen the football side of the club for 10 years, during which time Chelsea won three Premier League titles, the Champions League, Europa League, the FA Cup and the League Cup.
"If someone slips in the last game, you must be ready". "We may just remain at our bases and not return home if we failed at the World Cup", another member of the team, a defender, told New Telegraph. Subscribe to our SMS sports service by texting "SPORTS" to 22840. [Photo: Courtesy] .missing the Champions League will place doubt over the futures of their best players.
Chelsea, who spent around £50m in the January transfer window on three new players, are still determining whether or not to replace Emenalo directly or dilute the role's duties, many of which are now being overseen by the influential director Marina Granovskaia.
"It can happen. In the past, it happened the same".
Chelsea will look to end their season on a high with a win against Manchester United in the FA Cup final later this month.
"It was different, but we worked hard and won".
"Now, probably, you can finish fifth and start with a bit of an advantage compared to when you finish 10".
The Italian was defiant about reports that he will leave in the close season.
Ashley said: "I would like to thank Rafa Benitez for his magnificent achievement this season".
"My task is to work, to do my job in the best possible way with these players for the fans".
"Other people can judge our season and the problems [relating] to finish [ing] outside the top four". Even then, we are relying on Brighton to become the first team to win a Premier League game at Anfield this term when they face Liverpool, the side now occupying fourth spot.
"And we've seen slowly but surely that the manager has become overcome with the situation, he's not his normal self. After Saturday we go on vacation and then we will see next season".