England manager Gareth Southgate was spotted at Chelsea’s training ground at Cobham yesterday. The Englishman was warmly greeted by Conte, whose side were preparing for the FA cup challenge against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
Southgate himself is gearing up for a tough challenge against Germany next month, and he apparently showed a lot of interest in defensive midfielder Nathaniel Chabolah.
Chabolah has played under Southgate eariler, during the latter’s tenure as England U-21 manager. Southgate greeted Chabolah with a warm handshake, raising speculation about the 22 year old’s possible inclusion in the England’s squad.
The England Manager may also have received some tips from Conte, who is very well aware of the challenges that managing an International side brings from his tenure as Italy’s manager.
Southgate will be keen to know how to overturn the fortunes of a talented yet underperforming side, something in which Conte has an expertise.