EPL: I have performed better than Mourinho at Chelsea – Conte.
Antonio Conte has taken another swipe at Jose Mourinho after reaching his Chelsea century.
The Italian won 65 of those games, a record only bettered by now Manchester United boss, Mourinho’s 72.
Conte said: “We are talking about a great manager [Mourinho] .
“Don’t forget that the first 100 games with Mourinho were many years ago.
“Now, it’s not simple, I think, to have this type of results in this moment, in this present Chelsea.”
Both men won the league in their debut Chelsea seasons. But while Mourinho inherited a team that had finished second and got to the Champions League semi-finals under Claudio Ranieri, Conte took over after the Blues finished 10th as defending champions in a campaign that saw Mourinho sacked.
Conte added: “They are different eras. I have to consider this.
I won a title with Juventus after two seventh places. When you win a title in this way, it’s a great, great achievement. Not a simple achievement.
“Last season we won a title after a 10th place. When you win a title in this way, it means it’s a great, great achievement.
Not a simple achievement, only because your name is Chelsea and it’s normal because in the past you won many titles.
“You have to see the era you are going through.”