On his way to delivering a Premier League title in his first season in charge of Chelsea, Antonio Conte has endeared himself to the punters in the Transfer Tavern.
The fiery Italian and his tactical tinkerings have had the west London locals waxing poetic about his work with the Blues, who look like continuing their imperious march towards the title.
While restoring those from Stamford Bridge to the summit of English football, the former Juventus and Italy coach has actually reached a milestone previously untouched in football.
Following last night’s win over Manchester City, Conte became the first manager to ever beat Pep Guardiola both home and away in a single season. Neither Jose Mourinho or Jurgen Klopp could manage it in Spain and Germany respectively, making Conte one of the elite in Europe.
FACT: Antonio Conte is the first manager in history to do the league double over a side managed by Pep Guardiola. pic.twitter.com/AWLa4VjAu0
— SPORF (@Sporf) April 5, 2017
As if winning the title wasn’t enough, the Blues in the bar have even more reason to cheer.
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