Ex Italian striker Fabrizio Ravanelli knows Antonio Conte very well since they were team-mates at Juventus in late 90s: they won a couple of Italian titles and a Champions League together and they remained friends throughout these years.
Ravanelli also coached Juventus youth teams for two years when Conte was in charge at Bianconeri, and also helped him in his experience in the Italian national team, so he knows his way of working really well.
That’s why The Sun asked him an opinion about new Chelsea manager and what he can bring to the West London side:
“Chelsea have made the right choice if they want to win back the Premier League,” Ravanelli told to the English newspaper.
“I think, under Conte, it’s a guarantee.
“He is one of the most meticulous managers in the world – but also a fighter.
“He demands professionalism. He is meticulous – especially on tactics. Chelsea have made a great decision.
“But when he did start his new career — even if he had endured some difficult times — you could see he was going to be successful.
“He always had a great determination. He always had a willingness to make it to the top — and that shows in his incredible rise.
“He won promotions, he won three league titles in a row. He’s an extraordinary boss.”
Conte doesn’t have a great score in the Champions League: his best result is a quarter final in 2013, when Juventus was knocked out by future champions of Europe, Bayern Munich, and was even kicked out at the group stage in the following edition, after a controversial defeat in Turkey against Galatasaray.
Ravanelli claimed he is sure Conte will success in the major European competition too:
“He has always said that, having won it as a player, he wants to win it as a manager.
“No, he will win it as a manager.
“I think in his future there will be a Champions League victory and I hope for him it’s with Chelsea,” Ravanelli concluded.