Antonio Conte’s uneasiness continues at Chelsea’s helm

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Premier League defending champion Chelsea’s boss Antonio Conte’s uneasiness continues at the club. The Italian manager won Premier League title in his first year as club in-charge, but his love for Italy and lack of respect in Blues’ camp forcing him to make a move.
English daily Metro reports, “Conte’s relationship with the club board has been a fractious one, exacerbated by a failure to land a number of his priority transfer targets in the summer.”
Chelsea’s boss missed out his priority signings which include likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alex Sandro, Danilo and Romelu Lukaku. He didn’t spend much in his first year and he was criticized for the decision, but he earned the Premier League title with his limited squad.

Now, he wanted more liberal approach from the board and asked for few good players, which club failed to acquire. Although, Alvaro Morata came as a record signing from Real Madrid, and Davide Zappacosta and Danny Drinkwater did make into the squad on deadline day, but his dissatisfaction continues with the board.
He came close to quit Chelsea in the summer because of his lack of role in club’s transfer policy. He was already in spat with club forward Diego Costa since January, who made his way to former club Atletico Madrid last week, but he continues to feel disrespectful.
Conte told earlier this week that he misses Italy and do not intend to manage abroad much longer. He told Radio Anch’io Sport, “I miss Italy, there is no doubt.”
“It is not in my mind to stay abroad for a long time. Italy is my country. I’ll return, I don’t know when but that is the aim.”
He missed out the opportunity to manage Inter Milan in the summer, but who knows what future brings to you. He is not very keen to move out to China, but he would like to move to Germany to manage a Bundesliga team.
Chelsea 1-0 defeat against Manchester City on Saturday arrived at the right time to add fuel to the fire. He also said in the interview, “it depends on the results, but there is a desire on my part to try to do the best I can, finishing one project and then finding the right one to continue.”
Being an English team manager is always difficult playing in Premier League, FA Cup, Capital One and cherry on top qualifying for Uefa Champions League. It demands a luxury squad and Antonio Conte knows he lacks the team he needs to compete in Europe’s elite. Although, Chelsea started very well grabbing 6-0 win against Qarabag FK and winning 1-2 away against Atletico Madrid, but doubts remain.
Every top manager wants to win title and if title doesn’t come, at least he should be allowed to work in his capacity. Conte cannot be sure of defending Premier League but he loves to win title, otherwise there are challenges elsewhere. Chelsea history with the managers are not very good in recent time, whether they serve the purpose or not and it may continues to haunt them.

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