As reported by The Telegraph, Antonio Conte has made a fresh plea for more signings this summer to avoid a potentially disastrous season at Chelsea next season.
The past two seasons haven’t been keen to title-winning managers with both Claudio Ranieri and Jose Mourinho sacked by their bosses less than a year after winning the English Premier League.
Now, Antonio Conte is hoping that history won’t repeat itself and wants his club to spend even more money this summer to stave off a potential slump.
The Telegraph report that spending could reach as much as £250m with the manager looking for at least three more players to add to the squad he already has at his disposal.
The Italian recently laid out exactly why he wants lots of signings.
As quoted by The Telegraph, Conte said:
We know the next season will be tough and we want to avoid what happened in the previous season for Chelsea, two years ago, when the team finished in 10th place in the Premier League. We want to try to avoid this. I want to try to avoid what happened two seasons ago. Two coaches have been sacked from Chelsea and Leicester after winning the league and I want to avoid this and the players want to avoid the bad season they had with Mourinho. We are working very well and we hope to find the best solution in the future. We have a lot of young players and if necessary we will have to try to play these players.
It’s an open and honest admittance that he understands that success doesn’t automatically carry over into following seasons and given his side will also be competing on a European front next term, it makes sense he’d be keen to add as many players as possible to his squad.
Can the club deliver the targets he’s looking for?