Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has told Chelsea fans what to expect from Antonio Conte.
Conte was captain of Juventus during Ancelotti’s short spell as manager in Turin between 1999 and 2001.
The Italian told the Telegraph: “When I arrived at Juventus as the manager in 1999, Antonio Conte was the captain of the club, an Italy international and a player who had a lot of influence in the dressing room.
“And when I needed a leader in the team he was the obvious choice.
“All the time he was watching and learning. I knew that he was going to be a coach one day.”
He added: “There are certain things that he will not compromise on, and it will be the same when he comes to Chelsea.
“He wants all his players to follow him, and he wants a good team spirit. He is not afraid to tell the media what he thinks of their opinions either.
“In Conte’s philosophy, you are either with the team or you’re against them. There is no middle ground.”