“Antonio Conte will be sacked this season but, you can’t really complain. Chelsea win trophies”

Sky Sports analyst, Jamie Carragher, has said he will be surprised if Antonio Conte is not sacked as Chelsea manager next year.

The former Juventus coach led the Blues to the Premier League title in his first season, but has stated that he expects the next campaign to be the most difficult of his coaching career.

Conte is reportedly growing frustrated by the club’s summer transfer activity.

And Carragher says the Italian is not happy with having major transfer decisions taken out of his hands by the club’s hierarchy.

“I’d be very surprised if I’m sitting here in 12 months’ time and he’s the Chelsea manager,” he said on Monday’s first episode of The Debate on Sky Sports Premier League.

“I think he’s the type of manager who won’t accept the involvement from people above, especially on the back of winning the title.

“He’s not going to go quietly and it’s not great for the club when the manager is coming out and speaking the way he is.”

Since Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003, Jose Mourinho has been sacked twice, while big names such as Carlo Ancelotti, Luiz Felipe Scolari and Claudio Ranieri lasted less than two years under the Russian owner.

Carragher added: “What I would say is Chelsea have a business model, a very ruthless one. They’re a bit like Real Madrid in that I don’t think they value the manager like other clubs do.

“They’re not scared to get rid of a top manager or get rid of someone after 12 months, but you can’t really complain. Since Abramovich came in I think they’ve won more trophies than anyone.

“They have a model where they have a big say over how that club is run; the owner, Emenalo and people involved there.

“Maybe that is a frustration for Conte. He wants more players coming in.”

1 Comment

  1. That would be a big tragedy on Chelsea if they sack such a technical person like Antonio, they should give him more power, more opportunities to lead the team.
    Offer him a help where necessary for instance bringing in more skilled players, because next season we( Chelsea ) are not going to play premier league only we will be facing tough team in champion league. It is not always good for a big club to win a title and thereafter drop out of big 4 or just knock out of champion league in the early stage.
    We also need champion league title , why not ? Chelsea board should do the best for the club and the future.
    Imagine we just let Matic to go and start struggling looking for midfielder ? What kind of management is this ?

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