“That’s it. I am off.’ – Antonio Conte informed Chelsea staff of resignation
You cannot eulogize Chelsea for their conquest of the Premier League without attributing it to the tactical prowess and creativity of Italian tactician Antonio Conte.
After relinquishing the helms of the Azurri, Conte was appointed as the manager of the Blues last summer and he’s had a fantastic first season in the League.
He led Chelsea to winning their first three games in the League but tasted consecutive defeats to Liverpool and Arsenal in the fifth and sixth week of the League respectively.
The Blues were eight point adrift of Man City on the League table after their shambolic 3-0 lose to Arsenal at that time and Conte admitted that he had no choice than to consider resignation as he told one of his staffers, reports the Metro.
Conte had inherited a squad that ended last season in 10 position on the Log but he was saddled with the duty of returning the club to its former status. He was frustrated at the start of the season but a tweak in the Blues’ formation did the magic.
According to the report, he spoke to his staff about his frustration and considered quitting the Blues after Chelsea’s defeat to Arsenal in September :
“That’s it. I am off.’ Conte said.
Chelsea went on a 13-game winning streak after the defeat to the Emirates defeat, equally the Gunners record for consecutive games won and they remained in barnstorming form ever since.