Why Conte may not be better than Mourinho – Chelsea defender reveals
Unlike Carlo Ancelotti, Arsene Wenger and the generation of Sir Alex Fergusen, there’s something common with younger managers of this generations which is their dynamism and love for standing on the touchline.
You find coaches like Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho being so dramatic while exuding so much energy on the sideline when dishing out instructions to their players. The manner in which they sometimes celebrate a goal scored by their team is sometimes also hilarious, passion for the game maybe.
Chelsea player Gary Cahill has revealed the similarity that is apparent between his former manager Jose Mourinho and his current coach Antonio Conte, stating that their methods for management is incredibly intense, reports the Metro.
Cahill was a key member of Mourinho’s Chelsea squad that clinched the Premier League title in the penultimate season, and along side Azpilicueta and David Luiz in the heart of defense, Cahill and the Blues squad are in the running for a double under the watch of Antonio Conte.
Conte was appointed to manage Chelsea last summer following a calamitous Chelsea’s campaign of last season. He struggled to get his tactics right at the start of the season, but a tweak in formation after they lost to Arsenal earlier in the season, led to their dominant performance hitherto.
Speaking ahead of their game with West Brom tonight, Cahill was quizzed by Skysports about the managers and he replied as thus.
‘Jose was intense, he’s obviously another fantastic manager.
‘Conte is definitely intense in the way we prepare for games and the physical training that we do.
‘The formation he knows inside out and we work on that very hard. With that formation he wants you to be fit and strong. He’s been intense.’
Cahill has featured in 35 League games for the Blues this term. His importance for the team cannot be over emphasized.