Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has claimed that managing a club like Burnley is easier than managing a side expected to challenge at the top of the table.
The former Juventus coach believes that the simplicity of a club’s only target being to stay in the Premier League, allows for more leeway in terms of how success can be measured.
Chelsea will travel to Turf Moor tonight to face Burnley, and Conte did also heap praise on his opposite number Sean Dyche for the superb job he has done with the Clarets.
“I think he (Dyche) is doing an important job. He is doing a great job this season. But if you start the season trying to fight to avoid the relegation zone it is more simple.” Conte said.
“It is more simple also if you have a small budget because you can count on a team that in the past you qualify to play again in the league.”
“It is more difficult when you have to prepare the transfer market to win something because only one team wins. The others must see the other team win.”
“It is more simple because you have to avoid the last three places at the bottom and then you can stay between 10 teams. You can play only for this target.”
While Conte is correct that expectations are a lot higher at top six clubs, most managers of other Premier League club would surely be prepared to deal with the added pressure so that they had a chance avail of the resources that elite level coaches are given.