Former Chelsea striker Gianfranco Zola is keen to see his former club back at the top and he thinks Conte could be the proper man, claiming he is on par with Pep Guardiola.
He told beIN Sports: “He is a great coach, has done so well in Italy, he has some very good qualities, strong character and is the man who can start a new cycle for Chelsea so I hope things go well for him,”
“He has very strong ideas, very determined and is very disciplined. He will bring all these qualities to Chelsea and hopefully he will be able to integrate into the culture.”
“He has already coached in Italy, all these things, the language, they can influence the results, but he will bring self discipline and determination, as well as tactical awareness and all these things can be good for Chelsea.”
About other managers: “Conte is one of those managers like Guardiola, like Simeone, like Mourinho. They have got the careers to manage big teams. The results will tell us whether it is right or not but I really hope so.”