Sunday 19 August 2018

Eden Hazard wants Chelsea's managerial situation sorted before deciding future at Stamford Bridge

Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Eden Hazard wants clarity on Chelsea manager Antonio Conte‘s position at the club, as well as what signings they plan to make in the close season, before he makes his mind up about his own long-term future at Stamford Bridge.

Conte won the Premier League in his first year at Chelsea but his future is unclear after the side finished fifth last season and failed to qualify for the Champions League.

When asked if his future at the club depended on who was in charge at Chelsea next season, Hazard said: “At the moment I only focus on the World Cup.

“We had a bad season with Chelsea. We won the FA Cup at the end – so it was a little bit better but I’m only focused on the World Cup.

“Then I let the board manage Chelsea the best way that they can.”

The forward admitted, though, that he wants to know who Chelsea’s manager will be for the 2018/19 season.

“Yeah I want to know,” he added. “I want to know, but like I say I am focused on the World Cup.

“If we have something new – manager or players – it is always good to know it because I want players that can (help bring success back to) Chelsea next season.”

Hazard, 27, will be a key figure for Belgium as they take on England, Panama and Tunisia in Group G at the World Cup.

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