Le Saux: “If Chelsea sack Conte they will lose, he’s been a...

Le Saux: “If Chelsea sack Conte they will lose, he’s been a fantastic asset”

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Former Chelsea defender Graeme Le Saux states the Blues board needs to step out of the “sack the manager” culture and give current boss Antonio Conte the chance to start a dinasty at Stamford Bridge.

In the recent years all the managers that won something important at Chelsea ( Mourinho, Ancelotti, Di Matteo) weren’t give the time to establish themselves there and received the sack months after their triumphs.

Speaking to Betfair, Le Saux explained his view about this:

“To be fair, Chelsea have still been very, very successful even though they’ve had a high turnover of managers, but it doesn’t mean I agree with that because I think the nature of sport is that you can’t consistently win the league every year, so managers need time to build something over seasons not just one season.

“In this climate every manager is only as good as his last six games and if you have a bad six games you’re out of a job and if you have a good six games you get another six games so it’s a very intense high turnover industry at the moment.

“My worry is that players or coaches don’t really ever put down any roots and that for me isn’t good for the long-term future of any club.”

On the reports suggesting that another change in the dugout could be on the cards, Le Saux added:

“Conte would be a loss to Chelsea and I’ve really enjoyed him coming to the Premier League.

“I think he’s brought knowledge and even entertainment and he’s the first manager to win the league playing with a back three and wing-backs and from that point of view he’s been a fantastic asset.