Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton believes the club’s appointment of Antonio Conte as their next manager “doesn’t make any sense”.
On Monday the Blues announced Conte would become the club’s permanent manager after coaching Italy at Euro 2016.
But Sutton, who played for Chelsea during the 1999/2000 season, thinks the players may not respond to the 46-year-old’s disciplinarian approach.
“If the players have downed tools before there is every suggestion that, with Conte being a similar type to Mourinho, they will down tools again,” Sutton told BBC Radio 5 live.
“If he comes in and starts hitting the players with a whip, are they going to respond?
“Bringing in a similar type of manager to Mourinho in Conte doesn’t make any sense to me.”