Owen Hargreaves makes honest admission about Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

Owen Hargreaves has admitted that he is a huge fan of Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

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Manchester United legend Owen Hargreaves Photo: BT Sport

Owen Hargreaves has admitted that he would love to have played for Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.

The Italian manager has been getting used to life at Stamford Bridge after being appointed as Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor last summer.

Conte enjoyed a sparkly debut campaign in England as he inspired the Blues to the Premier League title in his first season at the club.

Chelsea have made something of a mixed start to the new campaign, however, with the Blues currently nine points behind leaders Manchester City in the Premier League table.

The west London side were also beaten 3-0 by Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday night to heap fresh pressure on Conte.

However, former Manchester United star Hargreaves is a huge admirer of the Chelsea manager and says he would have loved to have played under the Italian.

Speaking to BT Sport, Hargreaves said: “He is intense. He demands a lot from the players. He gets results. We saw that last season.

“He is the type of manager I’d have loved to have played for. If you get results as a player, you don’t mind. He sets his team up very well.”

Chelsea are preparing to return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon with a crunch clash against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

The west London side were 1-0 winners over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium last weekend, while Manchester United beat Tottenham 1-0 at Old Trafford in their most recent top-flight outing.

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