Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has reflected on his time managing the Blues. He seems quite content with what he managed to achieve. Conte was appointed as manager of the West London giants ahead of the 2016-17 season. During his first season in charge of the club, he impressed as he managed to guide them in fantastic fashion to the Premier League title.
The Italian’s second season at the helm of Chelsea did not go according to plan, however. The Blues ultimately ended up finishing fifth in the Premier League last season and missed out on a place in the UEFA Champions League. This was what ultimately led to Conte being sacked last summer.
Many feel that the 49-year-old was not responsible for what transpired at the Blues last season and also feel that he should have been given more time at the club. Even though the Blues finished outside the Champions League qualification spots last season, they did end up winning the FA Cup after defeating Manchester United in the final last May. This ended up being Conte’s final game in charge of Chelsea.
After his time with Chelsea ended, Conte has spent time away from football and has not yet taken up a new challenge. However, it is likely that he will soon be back in management. When reflecting on his time managing Chelsea, he appeared to be content with what he achieved.
As reported by Goal, he said: “Chelsea represented a very important experience for my career, as a Coach needs to have an experience abroad, dealing with other cultures and languages.
“I am satisfied, we won a Premier League title and played in two FA Cup Finals in two years.”