Antonio Conte’s Chelsea team have looked a shadow of the side that won last seasons Premier League title at a canter.
The Italian coach now looks all but certain to leave the Blues and is said to be in negotiations with PSG to take over from the French clubs current boss Unai Emery this summer.
Conte’s public war with his clubs board over a perceived lack of backing in the transfer market, and rumours that his players are exacerbated with his intense training methods seems to have drained the previous seasons feel good factor out of the Stamford Bridge club.
However, highly respected Times Journalist Gabriel Marcotti has revealed that the 48-year-old coach actually had very similar issues during his three year spell as Juventus coach.
“He’s remembered, pretty much as he will be at Chelsea, somebody who’s hugely intense, who gets the fans on his side, who wins things, who tactically will throw people a curve-ball or a googly,”
“But by the same token he wears his players out, I think maybe more so at Juve than Chelsea, because they had an older squad. And also somebody who at Juventus spent the better part of the last two years saying, ‘We need to spend more’, saying if it’s a 100-euro restaurant you can’t go in there with 10 euros in your pocket, and ultimately that grates on clubs.” Marcotti told the Sunday Supplement.