#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – DON’T BE LIKE ME, DI CANIO TELLS CHELSEA TARGET CONTE
Paolo Di Canio has a few words of advice for old team mate Antonio Conte should the Italian take over at Chelsea next season – quickly learn the ways of English football.
Italy national boss Conte is widely-tipped to be the man charged with reviving Chelsea’s fortunes next season and while Di Canio thinks he is up to the task, communication will be key if he is to get his message across.
“I tell him: ‘Be careful of the media’, Because if you start talking like me, they say, ‘ah he’s Italian, he’s too theatrical, too much, he’s screaming’,” Di Canio, whose dabbles in management at Swindon Town and Sunderland were brief affairs dotted with occasional histrionics, told reporters this week.
He has also been left scratching his head at the demise of Chelsea who have gone from champions to mid-table mediocrity in the space of a year and believes Conte, who won three consecutive Serie A titles in charge of Juventus, could be the man to return Chelsea to the top.