EPL: Conte Unhappy With Chelsea Board
Italian Coach Antonio Conte has expressed his displeasure with the Chelsea board for their transfer strategy, suggesting he hasn’t been able to sign his main targets.
Conte joined the Blues last summer after Jose Mourinho was sacked, and he did well enough to deliver the Premier League title in his first season at the club.
Conte spent more than £170m improving his squad before this campaign, bringing in several new signings including star striker Alvaro Morata, as well as midfielders Tiemoue Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater.
The January transfer window opened earlier this week and while Chelsea are expected to bring in more new faces, Conte admits he has learnt not to have high hopes at times like this.
“I do not aim high with my requests,” he told Sky Sports Italia.
“Especially as in my history I've rarely been given the players I asked for.
"I always ended up at clubs who were running an austerity programme.
"I just try to do my work. If someone arrives, good, if they don't, then that's fine too. I have to continue my work, either way."
Chelsea are currently enjoying a six-game unbeaten run in the Premier League and sit third in the table, 16 points behind runaway leaders Manchester City.
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