Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola Sends a Message to Antonio Conte

Published 11/02/2021, 11:26 PM EDT


Conte’s return to England has taken the internet by storm. The Italian manager has joined Tottenham Hotspur after a few months away from football and will try to resurrect the club’s season after a horrible start. However, Antonio Conte has a tough job on his hands.

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The North London club sacked their manager Nuno Espirito Santo after a 3-0 loss to Manchester United. While Ole remains at the wheel for United, his position still looks in danger.

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Notably, when Manchester City’s manager, Pep Guardiola, was asked about Conte’s arrival, the Spaniard was all praise for the Italian manager.

First of all, welcome back to England and the Premier League. His career speaks perfectly for itself. He’s had success everywhere, and (is) an absolutely outstanding manager,” Pep said in an interview before Manchester City’s UEFA Champions League match against Belgian side Club Brugge.

Antonio Conte and his successful time in England

Antonio Conte is a fantastic manager, and he had an outstanding first stint in England with Spurs’ arch-rivals, Chelsea. He won the Premier League with Chelsea along with the FA Cup as well. He even broke the record for most Premier League manager of the month wins in a row with three successive trophies.

In that amazing 2016/17 season, Conte also set a record for the most wins in a single season in the English top-flight after winning 30 of Chelsea’s 38 league games. Often, he is regarded for helping French midfielder Ngolo Kante become the best defensive midfielder in the world at Chelsea.

The risk involved in signing Conte

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However, the end was not so good for Conte. Despite a strong start, he finished fifth in the league and failed to qualify for the UCL. This resulted in him being sacked, eventually.

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The Italian manager has struggled to stay at a single club for more than three years and has a history of eventually falling out with its owners. Nevertheless, one can expect a showdown in London with the return of the Italian don in the Premier League.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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