Football offers the best of both worlds – love and hate. It’s a bittersweet feeling to experience, but it’s a position no one else would love to be other than Manchester United manager, José Mourinho.
In two stints as Chelsea boss, the self-proclaimed special one endeared himself to the Chelsea fans who expressed their love for their greatest-ever manager in history. Even during his calamitous spells at the club, especially last season, the fans still had in their hearts beating for him. Recently things have gone so bad between him and the Chelsea fans and obviously the fracas of Monday night is a killer to our love affair with him – a sad end to his influence at the club. As the man himself once said of Frank Lampard’s move to Man City: “Once he decided to go to a direct competitor, love stories are over.” The same applies to him now he is coach of one of our direct rivals.
In a season of wonders, Antonio Conte has transformed Chelsea and has endeared himself much to the fans. Just to summarise: Chelsea and Conte look a perfect match, and here are 3 reasons why he is loved:
HIS PASSION FOR THE CLUB & IN THE GAMES:
There’s no doubt the charismatic Italian coach is a charmer. His passion for the club and in the game is reflected in team performances. His occasional wild celebrations of goals, wins and magical moments by his team creates a connection the fans love to revel in. They are happy to see him show he’s true blue with his total commitment and focus in helping Chelsea become the best of the best. His ‘win together, lose together’ mantra is a stark reflection of his love, loyalty and passion that has grown his affinity with the club’s supports. To them he appears more of a true lover than a traitor ‘Judas’ manager.
HIS BOND WITH THE PLAYERS AND THE RELATIVE CALMNESS AT THE CLUB:
Conte’s calming influence has created the perfect ambience for stability and progress after the crisis created by Jose. His influence on the team is evident in the beautiful season we’re enjoying. His masterstroke man-management skills has motivated and empowered the players to give their all for the club’s success. Truly a coaching genius he is.
BEAUTIFUL STYLE OF FOOTBALL
Conte has revamped our playing style with the dynamic 3-4-3/3-5-2 formations that has led to our title push and cup ascendancy. His willingness to get the best situation for the club and team by finding the perfect position that align with his players potentials. Surely, this has led to fantastic results that have given us cause for optimism under his reign.
Let’s hope for the best….cheers!