According to reports, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has clashed with some members of the club’s hierarchy on an internal email thread. Chelsea seems to be embroiled in some lack of leadership issues and the provocation was sparked by Chelsea’s first day of pre-season.
Antonio Conte asserted his authority as club boss in the mail thread. It was revealed that a member of Chelsea’s technical staff sent emails to the players who participated in the World Cup to report to the club’s training ground this Saturday and Sunday to undergo fitness tests, but Conte responded by saying he is still the manager and does not want the players back until next Monday.
Conte has been on holiday for the last few weeks in Southern Italy and has been planning a tough pre-season campaign for the players. He is set to return to London this weekend and plans to carry out his first training session next Monday, although that will be dependent on if he hasn’t been sacked and replaced by Maurizio Sarri before then.