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23 Sep 2018 06:35:17
ED001, do you know if it was the board or Conte last season who wanted Drinkwater, Bakayoko and Morata?

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{Ed001's Note - Conte only had a small input into transfers. The board do not decide on transfers. They negotiate deals. You have a recruitment team whose primary job is to find the players and give their recommendations. There are a number of people involved but Conte never had final say, just an input. His input was mainly about explaining what kind of player he wanted, rather than naming names of players.}

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23 Sep 2018 08:53:32
Has there been a change of influence since Sarri has arrived, or has the board perhaps become more willing to spend? At least from my point of view, Sarri has.

23 Sep 2018 12:04:19
That’s what i thought Ed, imagine if Conte had got some good players in the transfer period, would last season have been a success rather than a disaster?

{Ed001's Note - I think Conte was a problem as well. But having better players does tend to help obviously. However Morata has shown he is an excellent player. Bakayoko showed he was too. Drinkwater is a different matter and was clearly bought in the hope he would just fit in with Kante well. However if Conte was the coach you were hoping he was, then he would have found a way to get the most out of his players.}

23 Sep 2018 12:54:03
Very informative Ed. Thanks for clarifying the situation.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome.}

23 Sep 2018 14:18:25
Ed001 yeah I agree he should have managed better and got more, but the first season was special it was a shame we couldn’t kick on from that.



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