Chelsea Coach Faults Chelsea Board For Present Predicament Plaguing The Club
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has attributed the poor performance of the Premier League defending champions in the ongoing season to the bad transfer resolutions by the Chelsea board.
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The former Juventus boss said this while responding to questions about his ambition of fighting for more than a top-four finish.
Conte did a fantastic job by winning the Premier League title in his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge last year.
The Italian who believes his men will continue with the good run they had last season were presently struggling to nail a top four in the Premier League.
Chelsea sit fifth on the Premier League table behind runaway league leaders Manchester City followed by the 2nd place Manchester United.
Chelsea boss is worried given that they are on the outside to play in the Champions League next season if they fail to meet the top four in the English league.
Conte, has hit out at the club’s board stating that the Blues need more than a top four finish every season.
“I don’t know. “This is not a question for me, about the ambition.
“The club has to show the ambition, not the coach. The coach has to work every day very hard but the club has to show the ambition,” Conte told Sky Sports.
In his statement, Conte hinted that Chelsea need to continue to be active in the transfer market to shop for quality talents and put the club in a position to compete with the likes of City and United.
The former coach of the Italian national team has expressed his dissatisfaction on countless occasions this season with his team’s lack of depth, pointing accusing fingers at the board for not signing high profile players.
At the moment, Stamford Bridge landlords have no hope of retaining the Premier League trophy this season as they are 22 points below league leaders, Manchester City.
Chelsea travel to Etihad this weekend, Sunday 4, March in a Premier League tie with Pep Guadiola’s men.
Nigeria News had earlier reported that Chelsea star says manager Conte’s mistake cost the team three point against Manchester United.