Jamie Carragher: What I really think about Chelsea boss Antonio Conte
Jamie Carragher explains why he thinks Antonio Conte should be the manager of the year following Chelsea's sparkling form
Jamie Carragher has heaped praise on Antonio Conte following the impressive start he has made as Chelsea manager.
The Italian coach has earned plenty of praise for the amazing impact he has had at Stamford Bridge since his appointment at the club last summer.
Chelsea are currently flying high at the top of the Premier League table, having built a seven-point lead over second-placed Tottenham as they chase the title in Conte’s first season at the club.
The Blues are now preparing for their crunch showdown with Manchester United at Old Trafford next weekend as they look to take another step towards the title.
And Carragher believes that Conte is the clear contender to be the manager of the year in the Premier League this season.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Carragher said: “What an outstanding job he’s done for his first year in the Premier League.
“The signings have worked really well, he’s changed the system, brought someone like Victor Moses in who no one thought was good enough to play at that level and rejuvenated players like Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and Diego Costa.
“It’s been a masterclass in managerial expertise this season.”
Chelsea’s dramatic upturn in form this season has been in stark contrast to their struggles last term, when they ended up 10th and without a trophy following Jose Mourinho’s sacking.