Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has again laid into his club’s board for a not matching his ambition, and not backing him enough in the transfer market.
The Blues Italian coach has been publicly voicing his dissatisfaction with his club’s transfer policy for several months now, and he is no showing no signs of letting the matter go.
Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s crunch Premier League fixture against Man City at the Etihad today, Conte said:
“The club has to show ‘ambition’. I have great ambition, but I don’t have money to spend for Chelsea.
“The club knows very well what is my idea, what is my ambition. That is very clear.
“When you decide to work with this type of coach, you must understand that you take a coach with great ambition. Not a loser but a winner.”
Whilst Conte may have a point in that he has not always been able to sign his first-choice transfer targets, Chelsea have actually spent almost £250 million on players over the last two transfer windows, so to say he is not allowed to spend money is not entirely true.
The Blues have been in poor form the league so far in 2018, winning just one of their last four fixtures. This poor run of form has seen them drop to fifth place in the table, which means they will more than likely need to come away from Manchester tomorrow with at least a point otherwise their chances of finishing in the top four this season will be in serious jeopardy.