Chelsea’s head is a strong admirer of Sir Alex Ferguson, however, thinks that it is highly improbable for him to survive as a manager the time Alex Ferguson or Wenger did.
Antonio Conte sure is having a golden time of his career as a manager with guiding Chelsea to the top of Premier League table and making them one of the top contenders to win the title this season.
This Italian manager joined Chelsea this season and has helped them recover from the position in which they were last year. Under his guidance, Chelsea has won 13 matches in Premier League after having lost 2-0 against Tottenham Hotspurs.
Seeing this manager’s performance as well as incredible tactics, Chelsea’s club director Michael Emenalo wishes that he stays forever at the club. However, this 47-year-old manager doesn’t think that he would go as long as Ferguson and Wenger have in their managerial career.
Antonio Conte has a huge amount of respect for the Scottish manager Sir Alex Ferguson who during his tenure won 13 Premier League titles and 2 Champions League.
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Speaking on the career of ex-United manager and current Arsenal manager Wenger, he said ““You are talking about two monsters, two great managers. For me, fantastic managers because Sir Alex Ferguson is a good example for me.
“When I see him, but also when I see Arsene, they are a big example for me. I hope to have not completely their career, but 10 years, yes. It’s enough for me.
Arsene Wenger has had 20 long years at Arsenal, and there were recent speculations of him leaving the club. On the other hand, Sir Alex Ferguson, one of the most successful manager joined United in the year 1986 and remained in command till 2013.
Conte Sympathises With Pep Guardiola
Recently the manager of Chelsea’s rival team Manchester City, Pep Guardiola also announced that he doesn’t have long left in his managerial career. He released this statement shortly after City ended 2016 with a disappointing performance.
Sympathising with his contemporary Conte said, “I have great respect for Pep, and I think that when you have a method when you have a philosophy of football, an idea you want to bring in every team you manage, you spend a lot of energy,”
“And sometimes it can happen that you are a bit tired, more tired, in some periods. Above all when you were a footballer and-and then quickly you became a manager. You spend a lot of energy.
I think Pep; his work is fantastic. When you decide to do this work, it’s because you like this. You like to have this pressure that is enormous. We need this.”
Chelsea started 2017 with a disappointing loss to Spurs and hence allowing their close rivals Liverpool to inch in closer. They should now train to their best to face Leicester City on January 14, provided the Premier League champions already proved to be a roadblock for city defeating them 4-2 at their home.