English Premiership

Conte: Easier to manage Burnley than Chelsea

2018-04-19 11:06
Antonio Conte.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - Antonio Conte insists it is easier to be the manager of Burnley than it is to hold the reins at Chelsea.

Conte’s side head to Turf Moor on Thursday, with Burnley on the verge of qualifying for Europe for the first time in 51 years.

That achievement has understandably seen Clarets boss Sean Dyche talked about as a candidate for the Premier League’s manager of the season accolade.

But Conte believes that the pressure of being in charge at Stamford Bridge makes it a much more challenging environment for a manager.

"He [Dyche] is doing an important job," Conte said.

"I think that he is doing a great job in this season, but I think if you start the season to fight to avoid the relegation zone, it is more simple. It is more simple.

“Also if you have a small budget, because you count on a team that you [worked with] in the past.

“It is more difficult when you have to prepare the transfer market to win something, because only one team wins.

"Then [the media] are the first to speak about a failed season, if you don't win the FA Cup, the league, Carabao Cup, it is a failed season and for this reason it is more difficult to play for this target.

“In my life, my career I fought to avoid the relegation zone. I didn't start with Juventus, I started with Arezzo, the bottom.”

Kick-off is at 20:45 (SA time).


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2018/19 season?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season has wrapped up. For all the season highlights - and lowlights - be sure to visit Sport24!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.