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Former Juventus midfielder Alessio Tacchinardi has come out in support of Antonio Conte in what’s been a difficult season for the Chelsea head coach.

Tacchinardi, who played with Conte at the Serie A giants, believes the 49-year-old has been a target of a media for his straining relationship with the Chelsea board.

When speaking to Omnisport, the Italian believes his compatriot also deserves more respect for putting the Blues back on the big stage after a dreadful season before Conte joined the club.

The Metro quotes Tacchinardi saying:

“Honestly, I hope he leaves Chelsea because this season he has been a target like a pigeon.

“Right since the first game they have started a media massacre against him.

“They have been heavy on a manager who took a side that ranked seventh and let them win the Premier League.”

Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte won the Premier League title during his debut season with Chelsea.

Whilst Conte has come under the normal pressures that Blues managers in the past have had to deal with, he hasn’t conducted himself in a professional manner in press conferences.

With Conte’s relationship with the board beyond repair, Luis Enrique and Thomas Tuchel are the favourites to take the Stamford Bridge helm in what will be a crucial summer for the club.

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