Antonio Conte says he is “committed” to Chelsea but cannot change his style of management if he stays as head coach.
The Italian has been widely tipped to leave Stamford Bridge after the club failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Conte, who has a year left on his contract, described himself as a “serial winner” after Chelsea beat Manchester United to win the FA Cup.
“I have a contract and I’m committed for this club,” the head coach said.
“In every press conference, I always say I’m committed to this club, to respect my contract.
“As you know very well, our job is not simple. I understand that the club can make a decision, a positive decision, a negative decision. I’m the first to understand.
“For sure, we’ll make the best decision. I’m the first to accept every decision for the future. After these two seasons I will always love this colour, these fans, this club – also [I will] if my future must be in a different way.”