Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will ask his bosses to increase the amount of room in his technical area at Stamford Bridge, with the Italian claiming he currently does not have enough room to communicate his tactics on the touchline.
Conte has been an entertaining presence in the Premier League since his appointment in the summer, kicking every ball in his technical area as if he was out on the pitch and rejoicing in every goal scored by his team.
It would appear, however, that the former Juventus and Italy manager is not happy with the amount of room allocated to the technical areas at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking before his side’s EFL Cup tie against West Ham on Wednesday, Conte stated he would ask the club’s hierarchy for more space to bark orders from the touchline.
“I know that these two teams are big rivals, but in England it’s fantastic the atmosphere during the game, during a match and I hope to see this tomorrow,” Conte told the Daily Star.
“If I have to compare the technical area to Stamford Bridge, I’m happy.
“For me it’s very difficult. I have to ask my club to try to change the technical area. My area and also for the other coach.”
Conte has also defended his conduct at the weekend, where he urged the club’s fans to make more noise after his club went 4-0 against Manchester United on Sunday, stating that he always shows respect for opposition players and managers.
“In every game I show myself. Not here, only one game. I have a history and you can see my history, my past and my behaviours on the bench,” Conte continued.
“I’m a passionate man, I show this in the past (and) now. I want to stay very close to my players, also to play with them, to help.
“I always show respect for the opponent, for the other teams, for the other club and my history speaks for me.”