Mourinho's contract at Old Trafford runs until 2019 and, despite signing a new deal just a year ago, Conte also only has about 18 months left on his deal at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea can still win the FA Cup and EFL Cup tournaments as well. Sarri meanwhile has taken Serie A by storm this season, putting up a serious title fight against Juventus.
"It's the Chelsea shirt which makes managers nervous".
Antonio Conte has said that he respects teams such as Manchester City and Barcelona for "trying to kill" their rivals in the transfer market by making big signings even though they have huge leads in their respective leagues.
Conte has also had questions about his future brought up.
When presented with the possibility that Enrique or Allegri could succeed him at the end of the season, Conte on Friday replied that "everything is possible" in football, but he later clarified that he has no intention of resigning and that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will be the one to decide his fate.
Mourinho said: "I don't know if it's ethical or correct to be speaking about players of other clubs".
"He is learning to deal with these type of situations, and if we speak about Batshuayi we are at the same level".
He then pointed out the "sacking club culture" that the media often projects on to Chelsea, referencing all the reports claiming his termination could be imminent following the season opening disaster against Burnley.
"In other clubs this doesn't happen".
"As I said you must have a lot of experience and you must trust in your work and in what we are doing here in these last two seasons".
Congratulations to Antonio Conte who has been named Barclays Premier League Manager of the Month for a record third time in a row!
Thus, in spite of everything that Conte has accomplished, his long term future at the club is very much in doubt.