Antonio Conte; This bloke is top notch. A great coach. So why is there talk of his demise?
But wait a minute, he lost the opening game against Burnley and Chelsea were the first weekend’s laughing stock.
Surely, that’s enough to warrant the Italian leaping to the front of the queue in the sack race?
Hang on another minute. didn’t he warn the hierarchy something like this might happen. Yes he did. They have so far tired a deaf-un.
But he is already proved right.
Conte made it clear that he needed virtually half a new team. He had lost some stellar influential figures, and he needed top notch replacements.
He warned that he would be a candidate for the sack because he knew it would go pear-shaped without those recruitments.
It happened to the best of them. Mourinho and Ancelotti brought untold success, but were sacked at the first sign of trouble.
You cannot defend the title without bringing in the new players to drive the team forward.
It isn’t the manager who should be sacked, but those behind the scenes driving the recruitment. It simply isn’t working. time to listen to the managers, not the second raters.
The Daily Telegraph is today promoting my book about Conte, and in it his belief that there has to be more big name signings was flagged up even before last season ended.
‘King Conte” also pin points exactly who he turned the teams fortunes around after a shock defeat by Arsenal, so he is the man to do it again.
However, the next match against Spurs will be a turning point, so long as they win it and the new arrivals are lined up.