Chelsea star delivers ‘good’ verdict on Antonio Conte

Asmir Begovic says Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is approachable

Asmir Begovic says Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is a “good guy”.

The former Juventus boss has experienced a mixed start to his reign at Stamford Bridge after the 47-year-old was appointed as Guus Hiddink’s permanent successor earlier this year.

Conte made the perfect start to life as Chelsea manager following successive top-flight victories over West Ham United, Watford and Burnley in August.

However, the Blues were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium before back-to-back defeats by top-four rivals Arsenal and Liverpool.

But Chelsea managed to end their three-game winless run on Saturday afternoon thanks to a 2-0 win against Hull City thanks to goals from Willian and Diego Costa.

Chelsea goalkeeper Begovic delivered a glowing verdict on the new Blues manager ahead of the west London side’s next Premier League game against Leicester City on Saturday 15 October.

“As time goes on we will know more what the manager expects from us,” Begovic is quoted as saying by The Daily Mirror.

“He is very involved and leaves nothing to chance. He’s a good guy, approachable. He was a top player and knows what it takes to succeed as a player so it makes it a pretty fun environment.”

Chelsea finished in tenth place in the Premier League table last season.

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The Blues won the top-flight crown in 2015 under Jose Mourinho.

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