REDKNAPP: EVEN CONTE WOULDN’T HAVE KEPT SUNDERLAND UP THIS SEASON

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The last thing you’ll do is to doubt the winning power of a certain Antonio Conte.

Sunderland were so terrible this season under David Moyes that they were the first to get relegated this campaign, and former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes even a manager in the caliber of Antonio Conte wouldn’t have saved them.

Redknapp said: “You put Sean Dyche or someone in a top six team and he’s still going to be top six. And you go and put any of the top six managers down at Burnley, they’re not going to do better than what he done.

“So, it’s getting the opportunity and unfortunately the lads don’t get a chance.

“Listen, it’s not difficult to manage some of the top teams. When you’ve got fantastic players it’s the easiest job in the world.

“It’s when you’re trying to stay in the division like David Moyes this year, I knew Sunderland would get relegated at the start of the year.

“It doesn’t matter who would have gone in there, David Moyes is a top manager. You could have put Conte in there and he wouldn’t have kept Sunderland up either.”

The only reason Conte won’t save the Black Cats is because he wouldn’t be a Sunderland manager in the first place.

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