Outgoing boss Steve Holland has worked with both Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, and the Chelsea assistant coach who’s set to leave Chelsea to start up a new career with England national team as the assistant manager, has revealed that there is one key similarity between the current Chelsea boss and the former boss.
The two managers won the Premier League in their first season in the Premier League, and Holland has revealed that they both know how to adapt their methodology to the different leagues they operate in.
“They are quite different but in both cases they have their own methodology,” he said on talKSPORT.
“What they’ve both managed to do, I remember having a conversation with Jose about it (at Chelsea), that he’s worked and had success in Italy, in Spain, of course in Portugal and in England and although his methodology would remain constant in terms of the general principles of his work, he always accepted the need to adapt to the different demands of the leagues.
“I think (that’s) the great thing that Antonio has managed to do this year, his experience prior to this year was only really in Italian football or the Italian national team, so it’s quite a different cultural issue to come to England.
“The Premier League is a unique league and he’s managed to remain true to his methodology, but I think make the adaptations that are required and needed in this country.
“I think in both cases those are the two things they have been able to do those two guys.”