Alan Shearer explains why Antonio Conte should be worried about Chelsea FC future
The Newcastle legend explains why Antonio Conte should be concerned about his future at Stamford Bridge
Alan Shearer believes Antonio Conte should be concerned about his Chelsea FC future given the Blues’ past success changing their managers.
The Italian coach is coming under pressure at Stamford Bridge following a disappointing start to 2018.
Chelsea FC slumped to their second successive Premier League defeat following a surprise 4-1 loss at Watford last week.
The Blues have conceded seven times in their last two top-flight outings after a 3-0 defeat by Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge at the end of January.
Conte hasn’t been afraid to criticise the Chelsea FC board over their transfer policy to fuel speculation surrounding his future.
Chelsea FC have appointed a staggering 10 managers since Roman Abramovich bought the west London club, while Guus Hiddink and Jose Mourinho have managed the Blues twice under the Russian oligarch.
Former Newcastle striker Shearer believes Chelsea FC’s past success in terms of impatiently axing their managers means Conte should be very worried about his future.
“The problem for Conte is that the “stupid way” appears to have worked for Chelsea in the past,” Shearer is quoted as saying by Metro.
“It seems that instability is the new stability. Unfortunately against all common sense it seems the Blues have been onto something for some time — the constant ‘bounce back’ that a new manager gives them.
“Perhaps that is what the modern player needs. There is no loyalty anymore to badge or manager. It has become a very selfish industry in that way.
“Too many are out for themselves rather than the collective good of the club. So the continuing need for change, a new voice, a new start, seems to be the answer for many clubs.”
Chelsea FC will take on La Liga giants Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash later this month.
The Blues won the Premier League title with two games to spare last term after the west London side finished seven points clear of Tottenham.