Conte: New Chelsea manager.

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Was due in court about match-fixing today. Instead named Chelsea manager. Fair play...or not.

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Another top manager that Chelsea will ruin and sack
 

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Conte, Jose, Pep, Klopp, Wenger.
 

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Probably the most appropriately named manager in relation to the club ever.
Just need Stefan Kuntz to take over at City and Danny Shittu at Liverpool now.

As for Conte, great appointment. The current Juventus team owes pretty much all of its success to him, he'll take this underachieving team and have them challenging for the title within a couple of seasons. Players won't be allowed to or want to slack off like they have done at the end of Mourinho's reign.

Hopefully it all ends in tears obvs.
 

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Conte, Jose, Pep, Klopp, Wenger.
It could be nigh on the quartet of Benitez, Wenger, Mourinho and Ferguson in terms of entertainment.
 

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It could be nigh on the quartet of Benitez, Wenger, Mourinho and Ferguson in terms of entertainment.

Yeah - it's a really exciting time for the league.
 

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Conte, Jose, Pep, Klopp, Wenger.
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Sounds like somebody who doesn't take big egos too kindly - another Jose type figure?
 

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As well as trying to get back among the big clubs like Leicester, West ham and Spurs He's going to love competing in the Champions League, Europa league, Capital One Cup on a Cold Wet Windy night in Swindon. Assuming he doesn't get a long ban for Throwing Games it should be a good appointment for a few months
 

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He doesn't want it does he?
 

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As well as trying to get back among the big clubs like Leicester, West ham and Spurs He's going to love competing in the Champions League, Europa league, Capital One Cup on a Cold Wet Windy night in Swindon.

Tbf this might also be the fate of whoever's managing the MR POTATO ALLSTARS next season
 

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So basically he took an Italian side who were disgraced at a World Cup (again) and announces that he's buggering off before his first major tournament.:pond:

He doesn't strike me as a tactical genius but Chelsea is not a difficult job these days thanks to Jose. All the fans will want is a top 4 for 2016/17. Not a hard thing to achieve given the current squad and he'll most certainly strenghten it after the Euros.
 

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If he plays the same system as he usually does, then I think there's some big names who are going to fall out.

How many of Chelsea's best can fit into a system requiring wing-backs? Oscar, Willian, Hazard. One or two of these won't be happy.
 

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Hazard is going to be extremely happy at PSG.
 

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If he plays the same system as he usually does, then I think there's some big names who are going to fall out.

How many of Chelsea's best can fit into a system requiring wing-backs? Oscar, Willian, Hazard. One or two of these won't be happy.

Until he joined Juventus he was a straight 4-2-4 manager.

Obviously may favour the 3-5-2 due to his success at Juve, but that seems a formation very suitable to Italian football and less suitable here.

If he did bring the 3-5-2 to Chelsea then Cuadrado would be perfect as a wing back. Hazard is off to PSG anyway, so doubt he'll be too upset.
 

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I think the squad he inherited made the formation a formality really. Barzagli, Bonucci & Chiellini were playing at the back before and it was working very well. Pogba also looked good in the midfield.
Time will tell if he is a 352 manager.
 

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Seems to me he's more of a 9-2-5 manager.

What a way to make a living.
 

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Think Conte's more of a manager who, as a player, was described as being "practically certain" to have used performance enhancing drugs by a leading blood specialist, in a trial which resulted in the Juventus club doctor being sentenced to prison.

But yeah, strict disciplinarian, knows some formations. Am sure Chelsea will improve under his tutelage.
 

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I don't really pretend to know too much about him but those who do seem to think that he's relatively flexible and likely to adapt his tactics to suit the personnel at his disposal. Whatever the merits of some of the first eleven, I think the squad needs quite a lot of work to be honest - it's currently far too thin and definitely not capable of competing on multiple fronts (probably just as well we won't be involved in European competition tbh).

Not sure whether Hazard will be off. I mean, it wouldn't come as a surprise or anything, but I doubt Chelsea will let him go for anything but silly money (not completely convinced that any of his potential suitors are going to come in with astronomical bids, but we shall see).
 

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If the Chelsea players felt safe ousting their title winning manager, then Conte has no chance. Abramovich's close proximity to the first team undermines the manager.
 
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