Antonio Conte has admitted one of his shortcomings as a football manager is convincing the club to sign players (via The BBC).

It’s regarded as the single most important factor in which players are signed by which club.

Every transfer window there are stories of managers handing a list of wanted players to their chairman to go out and buy them.

 

That isn’t always the case with recruitment strategies often operating completely separately to the manager.

Chelsea is certainly one of those clubs and it seems that Antonio Conte is struggling to get the club to sign the players he wants to bring in.

“I think I’m a bit of a disaster to convince the club to buy players. I think in this aspect I can improve a lot,” Conte admitted frankly.

“I have to speak more with the managers who are very, very good at persuading their clubs to spend money to buy top players.

“I have to learn a lot from the other coaches, the other managers, in that aspect.”

Chelsea’s transfer business hasn’t exactly been inspiring in the last few years. There have been some obvious standout purchases but it seems that Antonio Conte is growing increasingly frustrated with the way Chelsea conduct business in the transfer market.