Sometimes, desperate times call for desperate measures. Chelsea are in talks with several different managers about their current opening after they sacked Graham Potter this week. It was always going to happen given the downfall the Blues have faced this season, but they must act efficiently to bring in a worthy replacement.
The way things are going at the moment, Frank Lampard has stepped in as caretaker manager. However, this is thought to only be a temporary solution. When the season comes to an end, fans would like to see a manager with greater calibre and experience than the legend who’s known more for his previous playing status than his manager status.
With that being said, a report from The Independent is receiving a lot of attention, and understandably so. The outlet claims that Chelsea are considering holding talks with Antonio Conte over the manager opening. Nope, that’s not a typo – they really are considering bringing back Antonio Conte.
I mean, I would say you could’ve saw this coming given Conte’s recent dismissal at Spurs, but you really, really couldn’t have saw it coming. Fans don’t have the best relationship with Antonio Conte, after he famously involved himself in a touchline boxing scrap with previous manager Thomas Tuchel (that was this season, by the way, not seven seasons ago).
I guess there aren’t many managers after Jose Mourinho who Chelsea fans would look at as successful. Yeah, he may not have left in the best manner and he has gone on to coach a league rival, but Conte’s time at Chelsea was pretty good. He transformed them back into a winning club after their post-Mourinho blip and completely revolutionised English tactics by implementing three at the back to win the league.
Do you think Antonio Conte could manage at Chelsea again?