Antonio Conte has revealed that he does not fear being the next Chelsea manager to feel the wrath of Roman Abramovich’s axe, report the Daily Mail.
Since his arrival at Stamford Bridge in 2003, Abramovich has developed somewhat of a reputation as being an unforgiving owner.
He has continually endured criticism from both the media and the fans for sacking managers without giving them an opportunity to turn out fortunes around. Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Di Matteo top the list as the most brutal dismissals.
However, despite Abramovich’s track record, Conte has revealed that he is not worried that he will suffer the same fate. Conte believes that the club trust in his work and he does not feel the need to worry that he will lose his position as Chelsea manager.
Conte is quoted by the Daily Mail saying:
“I am not like the previous managers, I am different. The club judges the work and, honestly, I don’t have the worry that if I lose a game the club decides to sack me.”
“In the past, the club decided after three bad games to sack a manager. But I don’t think it is the same for every manager. I ask a lot of myself. This is the pressure (I feel). But as for the other pressure, I do not feel it.”
From a fan’s perspective, let’s hope that Abramovich does give Conte a fair opportunity to build a dynasty here. Having won the Premier League title in his debut season on these shores, he’s off to the best possible start.