Before Chelsea’s 4-2 win over Watford on Saturday, Chelsea had played three consecutive games without a win and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was reportedly under pressure.
Former Chelsea player and the first Italian to manage a Premier League club, Gianluca Vialli, insists Conte does not feel the pressure at Chelsea because expectations were far higher with Italy and Juventus.
“Antonio Conte has done fantastically well at Chelsea but it’s not crazy he is under pressure, it’s what football has become. You are hired to get results,” Vialli said as quoted on The Mirror.
“His future does not depend only on what he wants to do. If that was the case a lot of managers would stay at the same club for many, many years.
“I’m sure that Antonio is thinking about staying for as long as possible but is perfectly aware that things might change very quickly in football – when you are a manager, you know that is part of your job.
“I don’t think he gets affected by that too much, actually. If anything, he might get even more motivated and might try to do even better in order to try to change some of the perceptions of people who might judge him.
“I think that when you have been in a manager in Italy, you can cope with this sort of situation that’s thrown at you in the Premiership.
“I love the Premiership, I think it’s the most entertaining league in the world but when it comes to pressure, I think there’s more pressure in Italy and therefore you learn how to deal with that. Even at Chelsea.”