Furious Rows With The Board Over Diego Costa’s Exile And Transfer Flops… And Using Jeremie Boga To Make A Point

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Antonio Conte’s heart will start hammering through his chest as he steps onto the Stamford Bridge pitch for the first time since being ousted as Chelsea manager in 2018.

The memories will flood back to you. Conte remembers the tub-thumping renditions of ‘Antonio’ that made the hairs on the back of his neck stand on end during his title-winning debut season at the club.

His reign’s eventual unraveling during a difficult second season in command was as memorable for very different reasons.

Disagreements over player recruiting were at the heart of tensions between Conte and Chelsea’s board, which were so obvious towards the end of the 2017-18 season that only one outcome was possible.
The summer of 2017 should have been one of gratification following their title success. Instead it was one dominated by discontent and in-fighting.

Source: Daily Mail

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