Antonio Conte relying on sweets to keep his voice intact
Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, is reportedly importing sweets from Italy to help soothe his voice, according to the Telegraph. The former Juventus manager is one of the most vocal managers out there and it is no wonder that he is needing such remedies to find his voice back.
The former Siena boss is perhaps the most zealous managers in the Premier League along with Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp. However, when it comes to shouting and screaming instruction from the touchline, the former Italy national team coach has no parallels.
He is never at rest in the dugout and is constantly yelling instructions at his players. Even during training sessions, he doesn’t provide his vocal chords a moment of peace as he does the same thing even there. The vocal chords can only handle so much outcry. With so much pressure being put on them, it is only natural for Antonio Conte to wake up in the morning and find it difficult to listen to his own voice.
Hence, he is relying on a chewable sweet named Ambrosoli al Miele—not found commonly in England—to provide relief to his throat.
Last season, the news of Leicester players preparing for their games by eating pizzas made the rounds. According to pizza aficionados, it was the reason for the Foxes success last season as they went on to lift the Premier League, to the disbelief of many people. And it seems as though Conte is going down a similar path like his countryman did last year, but his version includes chewy sweets instead of pizzas.
Managers barking instructions from the sideline is not an uncommon sight. In fact, if anything, the rarity would be to find the likes of Vicente Del Bosque, someone whose emotional indifference is a baffling sight to behold.
After back to back defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal, the London club have made huge strides forward, winning four games on the trot. It seems as though the 47-year-old manager has found some respite in his newly implemented 3-4-3 system.
Chelsea now find themselves at number 4 with 22 points from 10 games, only one point behind current league leaders on goal difference, Manchester City. The London club’s next game is against Ronald Koeman’s high-flying Everton, a contest which promises to provide a stern test to Antonio Conte’s men.