Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.
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As Antonio Conte gesticulated wildly on the touchline, the Chelsea manager felt his voice cracking and took a moment to register a sensation that spells bad news for his club's underachieving stars.After two years in charge of the Italian team, Conte is making the most of his return to the day-to-day cut and thrust of club management.Hired by Juventus in 2011 after earning his managerial stripes with promotions at Bari and Siena, Conte won three consecutive Serie A titles to go with the five he earned as a player in Turin.Amid widespread reports that several players were so tired of previous boss Jose Mourinho's hardline style that they effectively downed tools, Conte has arrived to find a squad in desperate need of motivation.
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