For two seasons in a row, the Premier League champions have sacked their title-winning managers. First it was Jose Mourinho, and now it’s Claudio Ranieri.
Ranieri is the latest victim to have fallen casualty of the sack axe, and Antonio Conte has revealed that Italians are used to getting sacked, although he’s wary of such happening to him as Chelsea manager. He then revealed that this gives him the strength to put extra work in his job.
“In Italy we are used to being sacked and we live with this situation,” he explained.
“It is not easy, but to know this you are stronger because you try with all your strength to put in 120%. Because you know your life could be very short.
“Now I see in England these situations are increasing, and also in the Championship I see a lot of managers are sacked.
“This is our job, and the risk of our job. We know this and we must work very hard to have good results, to try to keep our job. For sure, our job is a job with great risk.”