Luiz Felipe Scolari: Antonio Conte under instant pressure at Chelsea
By Jefferson Lake
Last Updated: 17/04/16 10:09pm
Former Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari says nothing will have prepared Antonio Conte for the Stamford Bridge job.
The ex-Juventus manager will leave his post in charge of the Italian national team after Euro 2016 and move to Chelsea on a three-year contract.
Conte will become Roman Abramovich's 10th manager at the club and one of his predecessors has given him a warning that he will have to be an immediate success at a club with one of the highest expectation levels in world football.
One thing is certain in football, especially at a club like that, you will lose your job at some point.
Luiz Felipe Scolari
"You can win the World Cup, be European champion and the best coach on the planet - but that cannot prepare anyone for a job like Chelsea," Scolari, who is currently managing Guangzhou Evergrande in the Chinese Super League, told The Sun.
"Your coaching record does not count once you're there because you must win things straight away.
"It's like very few positions in the world because the Premier League is like no other league in the world. Plus it's Chelsea, where the expectations are higher than most clubs in the world."
Scolari also believes that the only guarantee for any manager who moves to Chelsea is that eventually they will be sacked.
"One thing is certain in football, especially at a club like that, you will lose your job at some point," he said.
"When you see such a successful and smart coach as [Jose] Mourinho lose his job, you can understand how difficult it is."