Italy’s Godfather of the 3-4-3 formation, Alberto Zaccheroni believes Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is the best manager in the Premier League.
Zaccheroni is credited with inventing the 3-4-3 formation which Chelsea currently uses.
“At one time, the Italian League was the league which had the best coaches. Now it’s the Premier League and any manager would like to go there,” 63-year-old Zaccheroni is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
“Nearly all the best coaches are in the Premier League but I think Antonio is probably the best of them.
“I met him as a player and many times as a trainer and he’s having success because of his ideas, methods and determination.
“In 2006 when he was just starting as a coach, I remember Conte coming to watch our training sessions in Turin with Juventus. We chatted afterwards and he had a lot of questions.
“I think he has studied and taken something from all the great coaches over the years. He is so passionate, he would pick up things from the best.”