‘KING Conte’ is a soon-to-be-published book that tells the sensational story of manager Antonio Conte’s first season in charge at Chelsea as they close in on a Premier League and FA Cup Double.
Rush-released in early June just days after the Final against Arsenal at Wembley on May 27, Harry Harris’s 75th football book looks like being his biggest-selling yet.
The first part of the double could be achieved tomorrow night when Antonio Conte’s men travel to the Hawthorns for a Premier League clash with Tony Pulis’ West Brom.
With a further two games to go after that – the first at home to Watford next week – the title is as good as in the bag. Victory in either game will seal the deal. Then it will be on to Wembley for the FA Cup Final.
All this and much more will be encapsulated in Harry’s latest book – King Conte – complete with a foreword by his namesake Ron ‘Chopper’ Harris, the club’s longest-serving player.
The book looks back at each month of Conte’s inaugural season in which he switched the formation from a flat back four to a five-man fluid defence and turned results around.
Combined with the defensive midfield duo of Kante and Matic, and topped by the creative attacking genius of Pedro, Costa and Hazard, the Blues have been the outstanding team of the season – but it is Conte who has made them winners with basically the same squad that failed to perform under previous manager Jose Mourinho.
He will be the fourth Italian manager to win the Premier League following in the footsteps of Carlo Ancelotti, Roberto Mancini and Claudio Ranieri – but the first to do it at his first attempt, after he had similar managerial success at Juventusas well as being a highly-respected midfield dynamo back in the day.
The fans have taken him to their hearts as they love his uncontrolled wild celebrations of goals which usually find him diving into the front row seats at Stamford Bridge. This will be a book that every Chelsea fan will want to own and it can be pre-ordered now via https://tinyurl.com/lt7pplv
* New football books featuring the best two teams in the Premier League and the Championship – Chelsea (King Conte) and Newcastle United (Toon Up) – are being rush released by G2 in time for the open top bus parades.