Cesc Fabregas delivers verdict on ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conte amid Manchester United links



Former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas believes that Antonio Conte was the toughest coach he played under.

The 34-year-old played under Conte from 2016 to 2018, where he won the Premier League and FA Cup with the Blues.

The Italian manager has been linked with the Manchester United job as pressure builds on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following a poor run of form and a 5-0 thrashing at home at the hands of rivals Liverpool.

Conte was also linked with the vacant job at Tottenham in the summer before Spurs turned their attention to Nuno Espirito Santo as their head coach.

Fabregas made his breakthrough with London rivals Arsenal, making his league debut in 2003. He went on to make 212 league appearances, scoring 35 goals for the Gunners.

He then made the switch to Barcelona in 2011, a club he spent some of his youth career with. After nearly 100 games, he joined Chelsea in 2014 under Jose Mourinho.

He spent five-years at Stamford Bridge, making 138 league appearances before moving to Monaco in France, where he currently plays.

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On Thursday, Fabregas took to Twitter to host a Q and A, where he answered questions put to him by fans.

Henry asked in Spanish, roughly translated to: “The toughest coach for you? (In a positive sense).”

To which the midfielder responded: “Antonio Conte.”

Conte has been known for his tough stance but winning mentality at the clubs he has managed. With Manchester United linked with a move for the coach, it could be a worry for the Blues in their hunt for trophies.





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