Bayern Munich manager, Carlo Ancelotti is quite confident blues boss, Antonio Conte will be unable to deliver the EPL title in his first season in charge.
The former Azzurri manager has been charged with winning the trophy, following Chelsea’s disastrous 2015-16 season, that saw the sack of Mourinho and a 10th place finish for the London club.
Ancelotti is no stranger to the pressures associated with Chelsea, having been sacked a year after winning the Premier League and FA Cup in 2010, and the Bayern Munich boss said the Londoners must be realistic about their ambitions this term.
“I think it depends what is the goal of the club,” Ancelotti told the Daily Mail when asked whether Conte could be successful at Chelsea. “If the goal of the club is to win the Premier League, it will be difficult.
“But if the goal of the club is to build a new group, to build a new idea of football, to build a new strategy, I think that Conte has a lot of opportunity to do well at this club.”
Ancelotti continued: “Every manager needs time…But I don’t think we have a lot of time.”
The Italian boss then added: “Conte was my captain at Juventus. He was so professional and I think he is the same as a manager.
“I don’t know him really well as a manager but I know his character and his personality and he is really focused on his job and I’m sure in the end he’s going to do a good job at Chelsea.”
Chelsea are fifth in the Premier League as they prepare to host Manchester United on Sunday.