The Inter boss has pointed out the fact he was able to make a direct impact in England, unlike two of his managerial contemporaries.

Inter head coach Antonio Conte has defended his record in Chelsea by pointing out he managed to deliver real success straight away, whereas Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola needed time to implement substantial changes at Liverpool and Manchester City respectively.

The 50-year-old oversaw an improbable Premier League title triumph in his first full season with the Blues, while Guardiola finished his debut effort in England with no single trophy.

Chelsea were not able to reproduce the very same levels of consistency in 2017-18, with City blowing off all their rivals in their way to recording a record points total, but Conte still managed to get his hands on the FA Cup.

Klopp, meanwhile, failed to deliver one piece of silverware back to Anfield during that two-year interval, losing three significant finals including a Champions League showpiece against Real Madrid.

However, it was Conte who had his time in England cut short, as Chelsea chose to replace him with Maurizio Sarri in 2018 amid talk of player unrest in the dressing area.

The Italian tactician took some time off from training prior to being offered the top job at Inter last summer, where he’s worked wonders in a short space of time after more.

“At Chelsea, I won the Premier League in the first year and the FA Cup at the next year,” he said.

“Klopp has not won anything yet in England after four decades and Guardiola did not win anything in his first season.”

Inter are pushing hard to get a first Scudetto because 2010, having picked up 48 points from their opening 21 fittings to remain within touching distance of reigning champions Juve.

Conte’s men are now three points behind the Serie A leaders, who will extend their lead by picking up a home win against Fiorentina in Sunday’s ancient kick-off.

After Inter’s excursion to Stadio Friuli, their focus will switch to next weekend’s Milan derby in San Siro.