Renzo Ulivieri, the chairman of Italian Football Managers’ Association, has accused Chelsea of showing a lack of manners over their pursuit of Antonio Conte.
Conte confirmed on Tuesday he will be leaving his role as Italy boss after Euro 2016 this summer, with the 46-year-old expected to take over at Stamford Bridge next season.
“It was known that Conte would leave the national team,” Ulivieri said. “The thing I regret, though, is that a club contacts the coach of a national federation without any warning.
“It shows we are in a world which is failing to demonstrate even a minimum amount of education and manners.”