Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich given Antonio Conte advice by former Blues boss

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CHELSEA boss Antonio Conte should stay in charge at the club.


That’s according to former Blues manager Avram Grant who believes the Italian should be given time at Stamford Bridge.



Conte is under severe pressure following a 3-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth and a 4-1 loss to Watford in just a matter of days.

But Grant believes what he did at Chelsea last season in winning the Premier League should count for something.

He explained to Newsweek: “I think Conte did a brilliant job at Chelsea last year and even this year it’s not so bad, you know.



“If he continues or not, you and I have experience of seeing [former Chelsea manager Roberto] Di Matteo.

“His team came sixth [in the Premier League in 2012], which was not his fault, but they won the Champions League final and he continued [as manager].

“I think it’s better that we wait and be patient a little bit.”



Grant also opened up on Abramovich’s culture of sacking managers at Stamford Bridge.

He believes for Chelsea to be more successful there needs to be continuity at the club.

Grant explained: “I don’t think it’s good to change coaches so often but I think, in a way, when you are looking for the identity of a team in clubs, Chelsea don’t have a style of playing like Barcelona or others—even like Arsenal when they were good.



“But Chelsea are buying players and want to win titles, and they did great in the last 10 years.

“You know, I think they could have been in the Champions League final more than twice but they’ve been champions and done a lot of good things.”



Chelsea return to action against West Brom at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Monday.

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