Conte reveals the top striker he tried to sign when he was Chelsea manager

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Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has revealed he tried signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic during his time at Stamford Bridge.

“I welcome back Ibrahimovic, he is a great champion,” Conte told Sky Sports.

“He knows well there was a moment when I tried to convince him to come to Chelsea, but he was in a recovery phase and eventually he didn’t feel like accepting.

“He is a person I have a lot of respect for. I think he can give AC Milan a lot and he can bring personality by making the environment more responsible.

“For a coach, it’s important to find players in teams who can convey your word. Players who know what you want, who lead the team. When a coach has that kind of players then things get a lot easier.”

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1 Comment on "Conte reveals the top striker he tried to sign when he was Chelsea manager"

  1. Julian Bevilacqua | January 11, 2020 at 12:04 am |

    Strange as Conte spent all his time at Chelsea saying he was just the coach and so had no control over signings.

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