Chelsea players are losing respect for Antonio Conte and it's all his fault - Steve Nicol
Conte claimed today a manager needs to have total control and power of a dressing room or risk being sacked.
Liverpool legend Nicol thinks that is correct but believes there has to be a fine balance.
Nicol in particular was disappointed in the way Conte treated striker Diego Costa this summer.
Conte told Costa via text message he was not in his plans for the upcoming campaign but Nicol says that was not the right way of getting his demands across.
"Some people call it fear but it's actually respect," Nicol said on ESPN FC of the Chelsea manager's comments.
"Conte, in my... read more
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