The job of coaches in football goes beyond all the touch-line drama that they display during the games, it is much more than that and it transcend even the dressing room.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has reiterated the importance of having full control of his players including the dressing room, according to the Express.
Conte resigned from managing the Azzurri’s in 2016 and he took over the reigns of the Blues from care taker manager Guus Hiddink. He had inherited a Chelsea team that ended in 10th position on the Premier League log having womble and fumbled under Jose Mourinho.
Jose Mourinho returned to Chelsea for a second spell, with his quality not in doubt. However, the Portuguese tactician fell out with some of his key players and that spelled the end of his reign as the Blues’ helms man.
Meanwhile, Antonio Conte stamped his authority in the Premier League, as he led Chelsea to their sixth Premier League trophy in his debut season. The Italian tactician has tacitly revealed he won the dressing room before winning the League.
“The coach must be in total control of the dressing room otherwise there is anarchy,” he said.
“If you lose control, anything can happen and probably you will be sacked in one or two months. If you are lucky three months.
“It is more difficult. When I was a footballer, the club had more power. ”
Antonio Conte extended his contract with Chelsea earlier this month and the Blues will be looking to maintain stability.
He has already bolstered his squad ahead of the next campaign but we’ll see how well Chelsea will defend their title and fare in the League.