Willian reveals the manager many Chelsea player had issues with

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Willian has been at Chelsea since 2013, and the Brazilian has played under so many managers within these seven years.

From Jose Mourinho to Guus Hiddink, Antonio Conte to Maurizio Sarri and now Frank Lampard.

Of all these managers, Willian has revealed that Conte is the one he had the most problems with, revealing that most of the players had issues with the Italian.

Quizzed about who was the most difficult coach he’s had to work with at Chelsea, Willian answered: “Look, with all the managers I had, I learned. We always learn, regardless of the situation. I already said a few times, I don’t like to keep repeating so as not to create controversy.

“But I was champion with him, I learned some things from him, but I had difficulty with him… it was Antonio Conte. I believe other players too,” the Brazilian international told Ale Oliveira on his Youtube channel.

“Not the way he was managing. Nowadays the coach has to be a manager too, he has to understand the player’s side as a person and as a professional. You have to understand that one player is not the same as another.

“So he didn’t have that understanding and so he ended up having a little difficulty. But that was basically it.”

Conte won the Premier League and FA Cup in his two seasons at the club. He’s currently in charge of Inter Milan.

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