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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has attacked the Chelsea board for not matching his ambition ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Manchester City.

Conte and the Chelsea board have disagreed this season over Chelsea’s transfer policy.

Conte believes Manchester City’s good season provides an example of the level of success that is possible if clubs match their manager’s ambition.

“Manchester City had the possibility to spend a lot of money, when you link these two situations – a good manager and much money to spend in the transfer market – and have the same ambition, this is the final result,” Conte said.

“I have great ambition, but I don’t have money to spend for Chelsea. The club knows very well what is my idea, what is my ambition. That is very clear.

“That ambition must always be the same. When you decide to work with this type of coach, you must understand that you take a coach with great ambition.

“Not a loser but a winner. For this reason, you must understand this.

“When you have a good manager and a lot of money to spend, probably you can have a successful season.

“Is my ambition shared by them (Chelsea baord)? I don’t know. Now it’s important (to focus on) the present, and staying to be focused on the present. These topics are for the future.”

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