Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has tipped Antonio Conte to be a success, should he be confirmed as Chelsea boss for next season.
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Leading Serie A boss Allegri took over the Old Lady after Conte decided to challenge himself as the Italy international team’s chief, and is full of praise for his predecessor, although he shares it while blowing his own trumpet also.
“Other than a few like Jose Mourinho or Pep Guardiola, Italian coaches are the best in the world,” Allegri said.
“I don’t know what Conte will do, if he will go to Chelsea or not. But if he does, he will do very well.”
Blues fans are eagerly awaiting to find out who will take over from Guus Hiddink in the summer, while some supporters are holding some reserve in hope of the caretaker manager taking the role on permanently, although that option doesn’t appear to be in the owner’s thoughts.
The manager has more recently helped his side to escape from the Euro 2016 group, beating FIFA World ranked number two side Belgium along the way, and have debate-ably been the best side of the tournament thus far.
All that is despite the team appearing shy of star names, seemingly further enhancing the reputation of the new Chelsea chief, and will be able to shuffle his side about for the remaining group match with Italy, having secured their place as group winners with a game to spare.
His club will also be boosted in their Premier League title hunt by the fact that they are short of any form of European football for the coming campaign, giving their players a much fresher approach to lifting the league title once again this year.
You would have to expect both Leicester City and Tottenham to struggle in their bids to challenge as they did this year, as they attempt to juggle a Champions League entry with their respective league campaigns.
Fellow rivals Manchester City and Manchester United have new incoming managers this summer also, with Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola joining, but the pair are set to bring in a number of players, and that will force their sides to take time to gel.
Conte is not expected to make the wholesale changes to the playing squad, although there is the possibility of a new formation being tinkered into the side.
The Italian boss is known to favour a 3-5-2 formation, but I’m struggling to imagine he would jump into his new role with such a change.
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