Managing Chelsea is no doubt one of the most difficult coaching job to take. This is not because of the club’s magnitude but the rate at which Roman Abramovich sacks his managers.
Knowing fully well the kind of president he wants to work with, former Juventus manager Antonio Conte took over the Blues managerial position from José Mourinho in 2016 to become the first Italian to coach the Blues after Carlo Ancelotti.
In his first reign at Stamford Bridge, Conte led the club to the League title and in the process, qualified the team for this season’s Champions League competition.
This season has been a disappointing one for Chelsea fans; Conte and his backroom staffs; board of directors and the president himself, after failing to qualify for next season’s Champions League and failing to defend their title.
In tonight’s FA Cup final match against Manchester United, Conte’s men were lively from start to finish. They deservedly took the lead in the 34th minute via Eden Hazard’s well-taken spot kick.
Despite United’s mission to restore parity, Chelsea held on to their narrow lead until the end of the encounter.
Two trophies in two seasons, isn’t a bad feat as manager but could that be enough to convince Abramovich to have a change of mind over Conte’s future? Only time will tell if the billionaire would discard all offers he’s received from top managers for the job.
Anyway, congratulations to Chelsea, who despite all difficulties, became the next FA Cup holder after beating Manchester United to the trophy.