Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has an easier job at the Etihad compared to his at Stamford Bridge.
The Spaniard has started life in England like a ‘house on fire’ with nine wins out of nine and later today may complete a perfect ten when they travel to Wales to face Swansea City whom they beat in midweek during the EFL Cup.
However, Conte is not overly concerned as he feels that the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager is having it easy unlike his side that have struggled for balance since he took charge at the summer after guiding Italy to the semifinals the the Euro 2016.
“I think that Manchester City they are playing similar football to what they played in the past,” he said.
“You must see what type of tactical situation you find [when taking over a club].
“That is because the directors of football are Spanish and they bought a lot of players who are used to this idea of football and these tactics. I think it is a bit easier for his players to get into his ideas.”
Conte is the 12th manager under the reign of Roman Abramovich in his 13-year ownership of Chelsea but the Italian is confident that he will succeed at Stamford Bridge.
“When you trust your work, you are never afraid [of being sacked],” Conte said. “I am doing my work and I continue to do my work in the same way that I did in the past and in the present, continuing as usual.
“I am sure that if I don’t win tomorrow, if I don’t win the next game, I am sure that in the future I will win, I am sure.
“I discussed about my job with the club before I arrived to sign and before I signed I think that here and at every club before you sign or they take a new manager, it is important to speak about what work the manager did in the past.”